Africa despite her enormous population is largely a consuming continent. Therefore any policy that is aimed at weaning the populace from the unbecoming consuming appetite will reduce unnecessary capital flight from the continent. The manufacturing sector needs to be rejigged and revived from deep slumber and squalor to usher in a prosperous chapter of self-sufficiency.

There are so much able bodied Africans without any outlet to release their ubiquitous energy. Job creation will work wonders. A person who goes to work to ply his trade or services can only come home tired, thus having no more energy to commit crime or foment mischief. This way a glorious circle of job creation, wealth generation and crime eradication can be attained with the high quality of life and improved living conditions that come with that.

No denying that problems abound all over Africa and we must devise creative ways to solve our problems But I remain ever suspicious of using direct labour approach as a model for rural and urban development. For example, try to fix and tar a road using direct labour and you will discover the effort will be mired in substandard and uneven performance controversies. Workers will be under paid, motivation will be low and the overall delivery will be lackluster because of the obsession to keep cost down.

Malaria is still wrecking havoc all over Africa but eradicating malaria via killing off all mosquitoes will portend disastrous and devastating consequences to mankind. Granted that the Malaria parasite is ferried around by female anopheles mosquitoes but should we kill off all mosquitoes for the acts of a negligible minority? Many people fail to realize that Mosquitoes, like all other life forms, are part of a complex food web. Many fishes feed on mosquito larvae, which are aquatic, and plenty of birds and spiders and other insects feed on the adults. Dragonflies and damselflies love mosquitoes. Frogs eat adult mosquitoes, tadpoles eat the larvae.

The harm caused by the female anopheles mosquito pales into insignificance when juxtaposed with the tremendous benefits that come from all the mosquito species. In the same token, kill off all the bees or even reduce their population and the world will go hungry because there will be nobody to do the cross pollination for crops or produce honey for dietary and medicinal purposes. No matter what anyone feels about the mosquito, kindly note that they also deserve to live and that on this earth, we are all inter-connected.



About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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