Saturday, October 28, 2006

EXCUSE MY FRENCH BUT WHAT THE F***

ARE WE FOR REAL


This is the kind of s*** that pisses me the hell off. This news below has made me irrate today. Can you imagine. Is this now a Reality Game show...The Best AFrican Leader? WTF!?! I know it is the man's money and he can do whatever the hell he wants but is he serious? As if them being in power (and obtaining...may be not looting) is not enough for thier pocket. By the way isn't Darfur in this man's country and is the Sudan in debt? May be he is doing some things that we don't know about to help Darfur and Sudan. Kudos to him for that, but $5M to leaders for doing 'what they are supposed to do'...not for over doing and going beyond the call o... but just for doing what they are supposed to do(but then again, that too is new in Africa...not counting Nelson Mandela's reign because that would be insulting him, plus we were in Kumbayah mode on that one and celebrating the end of Apartheid, a grand feat). I have read in several places that our very own President Obasanjo is a top contender for this prize money. For real !?!? I am just annoyed at how that $5 M will be such a waste when there are pressing matters than need just quarter of a million to solve. I guess he has money out the wazoo to afford to do that. Umh...Now I see why it will take Madonna, Jay-Z and friends to come and solve our problems. This one don pass America Wonda...as in WELCOME TO AFRICA!!!




Do you think there is wisdom in this? Me I say ABSOLUTELY NOT. What do you say?

5 comments:

Calabar Gal said...

Well, Its his money and he can do whatever he wants with it. Even if it means giving it $5m out to someone who has already looted more than that from his country. Tis LIfe!!! The rich get richer.

Confessions of a moody crab said...

I totally agree with you, Ada. I mean WTF....

Then Harvard University gets to assess how well the president served his or her people while in office?! How patronising!

The money can be used for better things such as building schools, buying more antiretroviral drugs and giving it out for free esp to people that can't afford it, and the list goes on....

Ahhh... how can i forget OBJ as greedy as they get already vying for the money...

~hiss~

Singto said...

there are so many things wrong with this, adaure, i don't even know where to start. #1, this man is proposing to throw money at a problem that is already deeply rooted in financial wahala. these men are in power to steal, then he wants to bribe them, and he thinks he's fighting corruption how? #2, he is further exacerbating the problem we talked about a few months ago about how africans are always rewarding mediocrity and killing off those that actually stand out and excel. #3, he claims he's doing it because he wants to give these so-called leaders a life after they leave office. does he see IBB struggling in life? and if they did their jobs well, and got an education while they were at it, wouldn't be people be calling them to give lectures like their Western counterparts do when they leave office? #4, he's bragging about how humble he is, since he doesn't have "toys" like boats and planes despite his billions. looks to me like he's joining many other governments in turning Africa into a giant Monopoly board. who needs boats when you can have (ruthless, uneducated, immoral) presidents in your pocket? i mean, i could keep going, but what would be the point. this is why T always says "Thy kingdom come" because this world is going NUTS!

NaijaBloke said...

Crase dan dey worry this kain person .. thatz all I can say ..

Anonymous said...

The problem with leadership in Africa is the absence of standard to measure its effectiveness. This experiment presupposes that goals and performance measures would be set in advance, and that leaders would agree to submit themselves to assessment. In a continent where there is no leadership accountability, and where central banking institutions are extension of personal accounts of the heads of government, any scheme that provides to measuring perfomance should be encouraged.
It should be remembered that novel prizes are more usually than not, awarded to accomplished people, not necessarily the needy. As to the donor's antecedent, we should again be informed that Alfred Nobel (so I am informed), invented dynamite, which together with its derivates, has occassioned more destruction in the world today than any other agent known to man. Yet his foundation awards peace prizes every year. Supposse the donor chooses to use the money to distabilize countries in the region, would that be preferable?
We should not be blinded by our fears but hopeful for our future.
$5m given away over 10 years equals equals $500,000 every year. Is that too much to pay for trying to encourage responsible leadership?