Jun 22, 2011, 2:20 PM
Politics is a game of give and take. But it is hardly seen
as such in
When you compare the African scenario with what is now
If it had been in
Our politicians must learn to see their opponents as partners in nation building, not as enemies. They can do this by working together with their opponents for the good of our societies. They have to realise too that they are elected to work for the improvement of everybody in society; they are not in power only to work for the betterment of a section of society. If an opposition stronghold deserves some infrastructure, it should get it because it is also part and parcel of society. On the other hand, if a constituency that supports the ruling party deserves development, it should have it on merit, not on the basis of nepotism. When vital national interests are at stake, the opinions and judgements of the opposition should be sought. And the opposition should also respond in good faith by giving advice that fosters progress in every way.
It is only when African ruling parties and the opposition parties alike put national interests over and above narrow, selfish partisan interests that Africa will enjoy meaningful development.
"Politics now are nothing more than a means of rising in the world."