Monday, November 24, 2008

Leaking like a sieve

Africa that is ...

Money's being poured in, sucked out by the middle men & finally someone's taking notice. A great documentary finally documenting what most people fear ... the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer.

For years I've tried telling people who haven't had the opportunity to travel around Africa that this is the case; finally BBC produced Panorama tonight & I hope DFID & other government organisations will sit up & take notice. It's about time a serious in depth documentary was made on the 'fat middle man' reaping the rewards; often those in power ... leaving the ordinary man on the street still suffering & trying to find a way to scrape together a few coins to pay for the basics.

When will it stop? African nations might be able to stand on their own two feet if the funds that were destined for the good of the nation actually made it down the line.

The buck doesn't stop here ...

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