Skip to main content

Why most leaders are unqualified by Chima Onunwa

 WHY MOST OF OUR LEADERS ARE UNQUALIFIED
By Chima Onunwa
You might have been wondering why African leaders are synonymous with critique and conundrum?
Well keep on reading to discover where the problem stems from
I feel the reason why our leaders always pose divisive figures is that most of them didn't strive to get to wherever they are now. They got to top offices and positions by connection i.e because they know someone, who knows someone who will assist them to attain that position and all that.
Ecclesiastes 10:15-16 KJV, says;
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
Mind you, this scripture wasn't talking about the leader being a child or youth in every sense of the word. Solomon was a young ruler and yet his kingdom was happy in him, rather it was referring to fickleness and weakness of the ruler.
Brian Tracy said; "Leaders are made, not born". A lot of people occupying leadership positions in various countries were not properly prepared. They were not made.
They didn't pass through the fire, so they could be molded into genuineness. Most of them had things handed to them in a platter of gold. They never faced difficult situations and conquered such situations by sheer will power and determination.
It is sad, seeing a lot of countries especially in Africa in this predicament. We are kind of find ourselves between a rock and a hard place because it's starting to be a cycle, a culture, incompetence being passed down from generation to generation with no sign of it stopping anytime soon.
My friends and fellow African citizens, how do we defeat this Goliath?
And to my upcoming leaders, I urge you, show commitment, take responsibility for things around you, it will go a long way eventually when you get to the top, don't chicken out of difficult situations, don't buy your way out of challenges that are designed to develop and nurture your strengths.
We may not have solutions to the recklessness of our present leaders but we must do all we can to ensure that the sequence is broken.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Coronavirus Yet To Invade Africa, But Is Already Having Impact

As of this writing, there are 315 cases of Wuhan Coronavirus reported outside of China. By what can only be described as a miracle, none of those cases are in Africa.
Yet Africa is not immune to the consequences of the disease. As is true of any disease, there are and will be significant economic fallout both from the disease itself and from the quarantine and containment procedures instituted inside China and internationally. For Africa, much of that fallout will be felt almost immediately.

First of many

This is the new official web handle for the New African Living Standard. The New African Living Standard is a passion news project created out of the efforts of the FirmRock Children's Helper media department to bring Africa news by Africans and for Africans.

Over the course of the next few months, we intend to build this project to also include United States correspondence. The FirmRock Press Team is based in the United States and so this is a logical development.

For more information on the original New African Living Standard as it appears via LinkedIn go to this page.

If you would like to learn more about FirmRock Children's Helper Kenya visit www.firmrockhelper.org

You can write to our editor, Rachel Brooks, at pressfirmrockrkbrooks@gmail.com.
WhatsApp tip line is open at +16155713496. We can also connect with you via Signal to protect your privacy.

Please stay tuned for journalism standards training and a manual of safety.

Thank you for your support of our journalism.

FirmRock Farm Review presents: Kenya in Peril

Police kill 12 citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19 curfews_ 
Andalou Agency reports that Kenya police have killed at least 12 people in an attempt to enforce a dawn to dusk curfew. Now, citizens wear any makeshift mask that they can muster to stave off the violence of the police.

Within the last two weeks, police became violent enforcers of COVID-19 lockdown. In this footage, by Telegraph UK, Kenyan authorities deployed tear gas. 


In Kiamaiko, a 13-year-old boy was likewise shot by the police. The officer was enforcing COVID-19 curfew: 

Al Jazeera reported later that the police were to investigate the killing of the child: 


France 24 also shared an interview with Kenya's president, who apologized for the "excessive" behavior of riot police: 
Kenya is a country under excessive duress due to COVID-19. Africa News shared this video showing Kenyans dashing madly for food relief, in a stampede, as the country lockdowns add further strain to a food supply already severely d…