Scott Bolshevik, a financial analyst and economist, has replied to President Akufo-Addo’s recent appeal by urging African youngsters against seeking apparent chances in Europe or America, calling it a’mirage’ of a better life.
On Thursday, December 28, President Akufo-Addo spoke at the Full Circle Africa Economic Conference in Accra, emphasizing the significance of concerted efforts to develop Africa into a continent of investment, growth, and prosperity. He opposed the current tendency of African youth abandoning their native countries in quest of a purportedly better life overseas.
“We must help make Africa the place for investment, progress and prosperity, and not from where our youth flee in the hope of accessing the mirage of a better life in Europe or the Americas.
“We want to derive maximum dividends from our relations with the African Diaspora in mutually beneficial co-operation, and as partners for shared growth and development,” he said.
But Scott Bolshevik disagrees with President Akufo-Addo’s assertion. He holds the position that “Nobody migrates in quest of a mirage, no matter how foolish he is.“
According to him, “only at times of war, hunger, or economic disaster have people moved in search of better lands throughout human history.“
Mr. Bolshevik highlighted in a post on December 29 that all evidence imply that any country with such a crisis is presently a failed state, attributing this to the government’s inability to make the correct measures to dissuade the mass exodus of its citizens.
“It’s a major sign of a failed state and no propaganda campaign can change it,” he added.
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