The world is wrong, not Africa
BY GUSTAVE GAZARD
A lawyer-counsel and international consultant
So many across the world who, after doubting it can happen, thought that the election of a Great Black to the White House would mean the end of so many challenges facing the black world, more specifically the black continent… They all dreamed too much and expected too much from Barack Obama’s rise to the roof of the world, and confused geopolitics with the mechanics of the color clock.
They are wrong!
Much more so in all the little homes across the world where fiction is mistaken for reality, and in all the circles of bogus knowledge infected and fueled by inaccurate political science, those very ones who, before November 8, rushed to inaugurate Mrs. Clinton at the White House, having prematurely buried Trump live.
They are so wrong! They couldn’t have been more wrong!
But Africa should not be wrong again. It should no longer prejudge or operate in hasty anticipation. Africa should simply take stock of the circumstances of the president that the 2016 yankee process gave us, namely Donald Trump.
Intelligent Africa must tell President Trump: “Respect! Let’s cooperate!”
Intelligent Africa must tell him “Delighted,” if President Donald Trump puts forth promising proposals… and, as President-elect Donald Trump said right after his election, be ready to work with all those who wish to do so, then, together, let’s say out loud “Yup,” and ask him first and foremost to contribute to slowing down Africans’ migration to the US! For that purpose, we need well-raised, well-educated, well-trained, well-oriented men who are well coached early on in life to initiate, establish, develop, promote and protect durable SMEs and projects that ground the active youth.
President Trump can, and should reach out to more Africans of today and tomorrow than any American president before him.
It will suffice that he surprise once again the whole world by initiating a program geared towards sensitizing, training and supporting young Africans aged 10 to 17, not only in terms of personal development, but also as far as providing a pathway towards a world of peace, environment protection, dynamic entrepreneurship, computer science, autonomy, English language skills, leadership, freedom and democracy. So one Saturday a month can be named “President Donald Trump’s Saturday for the Development of the Youth across Africa.”
I am personally ready to implement such a program for Africa if it bears the name of President Donald Trump, and if he is willing to make that his war horse, to definitely change the face of Africa.
Unlike the scribes who claim to be the world’s good thinkers, who shout, are surprised, outraged, even scared, Africa can easily become President Trump’s friend—if he is not the one who becomes Africa’s friend.
Gustave Gazard is a lawyer, an international consultant and the founder of GGConsulting, a training and coaching company based in Benin. He totals more than 30 years experience in Benin’s public service, having held several positions in the realm of legal counseling in a variety of areas: rural development, public work, transport, and energy. In the private sector, he contributes to the creation, the development and success of clients’ businesses in Benin and around the world. Gazard is also involved in a number of social activities via his NGO “New Dimensions for Durable Development.” He is the founder of a youth organization, “Youth Actions for Initiation to Success,” AJIR.