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Comment: STILL LIVING IN FANTASYLAND - MARCUS

Author:
Kwabena Yeboah
Date:
2016-05-07 16:45:22
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ECOWAS IS HERE TO STAY

Listen to yourself, Marcus. [ECOWAS]..."struggling with the integration of the subregion since its formation because..." "We have not been successful..." "We the people of West Africa have to make ECOWAS work for all of us."

My bruda, you don't want to get into a discourse with me on ECOWAS because I know what I am talking about. I have been to their plenary meetings as an observer, and you have no idea of the politics in ECOWAS. Keep dreaming as you always do.

If after 41 years ECOWAS is (in own words) struggling, then when will it grow up? The smart people of Mauritania left ECOWAS in 2000 because they saw no benefit in it.

Now let's get to the meat of this
discourse. What are the goals of ECOWAS, and which one have they achieved after 41 years? ECOWAS was created to promote economic trade among member nations - this was the preeminent goal. After 41 years since inception, can you tell me how trade exists among its members? ONLY 13%. These Africans prefer to ship their goods to their former colonial masters rather than their own. Where is the West African single common currency, the Eco? And where is West African Parliament? Oh, huh, the Court of Justice? What about the economic and social councils that were supposed facilitate integration.

It is not funny, but sometimes I marvel at your level of thinking and how you process information. Here is the definition of boondoggle: work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.

As a developing nation, we must choose our priorities - priorities in education is foremost, because nation building is not for dummies as is evident in many African countries. The priority of choosing our economic partners - partners to learn from and to study their progress. A nation cannot pin its hopes on WISHFUL THINKING!!!

By the way, thank you for the correct spelling of Sierra Leone. I don't claim to know everything - I am still a student.

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Kwabena Yeboah on May 7, 16:45
STILL LIVING IN FANTASYLAND - MARCUS