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Socio-Political Inclusion a Better Bet for State-Formation and Nation-building

Every time I speak to sons and daughters of Ethiopia, I get an almost similar narrative; a narrative of a people that are increasingly losing hope in their own country! Eritreans already did. Ethiopia is an emerging economic giant in Africa but then again the political process is throwing many of her sons and daughters off as the monstrous government roars through the rails of the Chinese model. I always warn people who love lecturing me about economic growth that economies can grow and ca falter; they even burn down. I am a strong advocate of this small thing we call socio-political inclusion. If and when a country grabs this, all those nice loose things that people love to talk about such as peace, security, stability, development, progress, stability etc will emerge. Perhaps the whole nation of Libya would have arisen to defense the Colonel when external forces illegally and illegitimately came for him if and if only they felt part of their government. The greatest undoing for the great Gaddafi is - in my view - his refusal to include the people in his brilliant ideas. He provided the best that any leader would, he loved his people and his nation; he dreamed and wanted the very best for them but he never included them in the governance of their nation. When those bloodthirsty creatures of the world came, the people of Libya had no connection with their leader; they did not find reason to arise an-masse and defend their leader. He died a shameful and illegitimate death and today the great Libya is just but a ghost of its former past. I have been very wary about Ethiopia, Rwanda etc. I will still sing; socio-political inclusion is the small magic - a better bet. Countries that have dared experiment on this, such as those in eastern Europe have proved to have longer and predictable stability and have attained most of the goods that nations exist for.
Socio-Political Inclusion a Better Bet for State-Formation and Nation-building Socio-Political Inclusion a Better Bet for State-Formation and Nation-building  Reviewed by Ibrahim Magara on December 13, 2016 Rating: 5

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