Kudos to G Kofi Annan for pointing us to this video from TED 07 where Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala explains what she sees as the key to African development.

Kudos to G Kofi Annan for pointing us to this video from TED 07 where Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala explains what she sees as the key to African development.

Some highlights:

“Getting the money back from the bank accounts of corrupts would be better than all the aid we are being given.”

“We are tired of being the subject of charity. We have the will to be in charge. No one can make change but us. We can invite supporters but we have to do it ourselves.”

“The state shouldn’t be relied on for providing goods and services because it is inefficient and does a bad job.”

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