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Ambassador White got it right

Apr 6, 2011, 2:28 PM

We quite agree with Ambassador Pamela White of the United States Embassy in Banjul, in her statement at the opening ceremony of the ongoing military conference of the Africa Endeavour final planning conference, that communication is an important component of security operations, and that leaders must communicate with their people.
Frankly speaking, the world cannot go one step forward in terms of development in all aspects of life without communication. We need to communicate to preach peace which is something everybody appreciates.
Communication is a key element necessary between rulers and their subjects, husband and wife, parents and their children.
Thus, it is correct to state that the world will be an unpleasant place to live in without communication, because the people will live in absolutely darkness.
For development to take place, the people must be informed, educated and made aware of their duties and responsibilities which is, of course, not possible without good communication between the rulers and their subjects, parents and their children, and between neighbors within their communities.
It is our fervent belief that for any association or nation to succeed, communication should be a major tool to be used. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case in Africa.
Many authorities in Africa are hell bent on misinformation, and thereby undercutting effective communications with their subjects.
This, unfortunately, has caused so much misunderstanding between most authorities and their people, thereby resulting to rebellions and unnecessary civil wars.

Africa has suffered enough for lack of good communication and, for God’s sake, enough is enough now!
We want to see an Africa where the people and their leaders interact and communicate, where parents and children have a dialogue, where husbands and wives communicate before going about settling any family matter.
We also call on all concern to give a chance to the free flow of communication, as this is necessary in our everyday lives.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”

Anthony Robbins