Shaping one’s fate in owns motherland

Natural disasters, turmoils such as civil wars and other push factors force people allover the world to seek asylum in neighboring countries.

On the other end of the scale,attracted by push factors such as an imagined better lifestyle,which cloud their vision from opportunities under their eyes in own motherland, a large number of people flee their country and seek salvation elsewhere. Daring harrowing unfolding, some even cross deserts and seas to find their ways to destinations. Day dreaming about amassing fortune elsewhere, many,even those who are better of here, opt flee their motherland. It is not few that breathe their last under the hands of atavist brokers that smuggle people and blood-thirsty terrorists.

Though migration is unsavory by its nature, it becomes more grotesque when done in an illegal manner. Some become victims of trafficking which obligates forced labor in private companies. The 2012 report of the International Organization for Migrants (IOM )from 2002 to 2011 about 20.9 million people had become subjects of illegal human trafficking and its attendant ills like forced labor. Over 37 percent of this, seven million seven hundred of them, were subjected to forced labor and commercial sex work. Studies indicate that on the global arena one out of every hundred people is subject to illegal trafficking.

There is nothing as dehumanizing as fleeing one’s country and living in servitude elsewhere compromising one’s liberty as well as having one’s right trampled underfoot. Migrants that faced such a tragic handling suffer excruciating physical pain,psychological wound and mental crisis.

In our country too, Ethiopians that migrate to different countries specially to the middle east illegally are not immune from such a misfortune. On the average, 80 to 120 Ethiopians who leave their country on daily basis by illegal and risky means get entangled in such a problem. According to IOM 75 611 and 34000 Ethiopians had migrated to crossing Red sea have found their way to Yemen in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

It is to reverse this tragic scenario and root out the problem the government brought into play various corrective measures. One such measures is the rescue move the incumbent took two years ago to return back Ethiopian emigrants facing troubles in Saudi Arabia,Yemen and Libya outlaying a large sum. It as well had facilitated things to allow them find a niche here and stand on their feet giving them counseling and training as well as lending them start up capital and seed money.

Many repatriates have been receiving technical training and are organized in different enterprises. Chief among which are manufacturing,service,textile,farming and construction. The government has also provided shades, organized workshops as well as facilitated trade expos for expos so that they can manage to promote their products and services and develop market links.

Lately the government is seeing to the safe return of Ethiopians that illegally went to Saudi Arabia and faced with forced eviction. The government is constant in its stance of taking prudential measures to ensure the safety and well-being of citizens. Obviously, the government can not tackle this problem single alone without the all-out backing of the society. As we Ethiopians are famous known for tackling a common problem we must display a similar feat in arresting illegal migration. Citizens could play quite a role tipping police about illegal human trafficking and smuggling. They as well could take the lion’s share in convincing youngsters to shape their fate in owns country.

The Ethiopian government has promulgated a proclamation to prevent illegal human trafficking and smuggling. As the problem is trans-boundary acting in concert with neighboring countries and interlope is necessary.

If oversees employment service is necessary states are expected to give training and orientations to citizens who go to the middle east. A proclamation to this effect is promulgated and the translation of the law into action will kick start after the task of straightening knotty issues sees completion.///

The New Rule of Global Partnership

 

Africa for long has been a strife-ridden,conflict-torn and hunger-sticken continent. Though it succeeded in riding itself of white colonizers it soon became a prey to some black colonizers, who eyeing at personal gains, were vying for power. Blinded by the lust for power most of its post-independence leaders could not put people at the head-most end of their power drive.

Even fifty years latter down the road of independence some African countries seem far from acquiring tranquillity. Unable to sink their differences in a refined manner they couldn’t silence the gun.

Without putting the gene of rustic into its bottle ensuring growth is remote in the extreme. Rather people will be subject to migration creating a spillover effect on neighbouring and distant countries alike. Colonial legacies and the resource curses are also mentioned as factors that render Africa  a battlefield.

Consequently many are the areas in Africa that still prove a backwater of development.

Most investors prove apprehensive to take risk if they perceive something untoward let alone getting tangible facts about turmoil. Hence in the absence of peace and security African countries remain distant from life-changing development.

Obviously a government single handed couldn’t actualize a swift development that drags people out of the quagmire of poverty. This way if deprived security,the oxygen of development, the continent’s fate will be wallowing in the quagmire of poverty.

Agreeing to disagree, African power aspiring leaders and politicians are duty bound to concur on peace,stability and development issues. The reason why African people are poor while the continent is rich resides in this fact.

Apart from this Africa need lay the footwork for a sustainable growth. But such a growth will be in the realm of a pipe dream unless transformation precedes it. Averting the stumbling-blocks of growth and bringing into play a growth and transformation plan, which anchors its development, Africa has to bid poverty that afflict most of its citizens, a warm farewell.

In the absence of infrastructural facilities Africa also proves underdeveloped to invest in. Moreover its huge potential for renewable energy not withstanding Africa still hungers for electricity, a requisite for broad-based industrialization.

From African Union’s point of view and the Pan African initiative the two elements are crucial inputs for integration and mutual growth. The new rule of global partnership on Africa also upholds this sentiment. The public and the private sectors have to undertake such tasks.

The energy sector is a rich area where the developed nations and Africa could work together. Proactively engaging in investment, developed nations are expected to expedite Africa’s march towards a better tomorrow. Such investments must not assume a hit and run business. Unlike boxing rings they have to be one that fairly benefit the affluent nations and add values to Africa. Creating a global village the two parties must work together with mutual recognition of ownership.

Reducing aid, developed nations are expected to back up Africa’s move to get itself on its feet. As there could be no growth without transformation, in lieu of lecturing Africa what to do, the developed nations could be of invaluable support in buttressing the growth and transformation agendas African countries come up with after a deep research. They have to help Africa create an enabling environment to climb the ladder of development. Hence in Europe as well transformation proves a must.

When we see the relation on people to people level, the number of Africans that migrate to Europe (and the Middle East) for political and economic reasons is on the rise. Putting migrants in concentration camps European countries have began to build walls. But it proves more reasonable to address the root cause of the problem. If not possible to bottle up migration it is quite possible to reduce it via enhancing Africa’s health and education sectors as well as giving a kiss of life to vocational training activities. By defector therefore addressing Africa’s problem is addressing Europe’s problem. This way Africa could tap its real treasure, its people.

Recently presidents and prime ministers from Europe and Africa were gathered in Brussels on Wednesday for an Eu-African Summit. The summit mainly aimed at promoting discussion between the two continents– Europe and Africa.

Here,Monday evening the Polish Embassy in collaboration with a Polish investor had thrown a dinner party at Sheraton Addis for relevant bodies and government officials. On the dinner party guests, through extensive deliberation, had digested the aforementioned issues raised on the Brussels summit.//

The New Rule of Global Partnership

 

Africa for long has been a strife-ridden,conflict-torn and hunger-stricken continent. Though it succeeded in riding itself of white colonizers it soon became a prey to some black colonizers, who eyeing at personal gains, were vying for power. Blinded by the lust for power most of its post-independence leaders could not put people at the head-most end of their power drive.

Even fifty years latter down the road of independence some African countries seem far from acquiring tranquility. Unable to sink their differences in a refined manner they couldn’t silence the gun.

Without putting the gene of rustic into its bottle ensuring growth is remote in the extreme. Rather people will be subject to migration creating a spillover effect on neighbouring and distant countries alike. Colonial legacies and the resource curses are also mentioned as factors that render Africa as a battlefield.

Consequently many are the areas in Africa that still prove a backwater of development.

Most investors prove apprehensive to take risk if they perceive something untoward let alone getting tangible facts about turmoil. Hence in the absence of peace and security African countries remain distant from life-changing development.

Obviously a government single handed couldn’t actualize a swift development that drags people out of the quagmire of poverty. This way if deprived security,the oxygen of development, the continent’s fate will be wallowing in the quagmire of poverty.

Agreeing to disagree, African power aspiring leaders and politicians are duty bound to concur on peace,stability and development issues. The reason why African people are poor while the continent is rich resides in this fact.

Apart from this Africa need lay the footwork for a sustainable growth. But such a growth will be in the realm of a pipe dream unless transformation precedes it. Averting the stumbling-blocks of growth and bringing into play a growth and transformation plan, which anchors its development, Africa has to bid poverty that afflict most of its citizens, a warm farewell.

In the absence of infrastructural facilities Africa also proves underdeveloped to invest in. Moreover its huge potential for renewable energy not withstanding Africa still hungers for electricity, a requisite for broad-based industrialization.

From African Union’s point of view and the Pan African initiative the two elements are crucial inputs for integration and mutual growth. The new rule of global partnership on Africa also upholds this sentiment. The public and the private sectors have to undertake such tasks.

The energy sector is a rich area where the developed nations and Africa could work together. Proactively engaging in investment, developed nations are expected to expedite Africa’s march towards a better tomorrow. Such investments must not assume a hit and run business. Unlike boxing rings they have to be one that fairly benefit the affluent nations and add values to Africa. Creating a global village the two parties must work together with mutual recognition of ownership.

Reducing aid, developed nations are expected to back up Africa’s move to get itself on its feet. As there could be no growth without transformation, in lieu of lecturing Africa what to do, the developed nations could be of invaluable support in buttressing the growth and transformation agendas African countries come up with after a deep research. They have to help Africa create an enabling environment to climb the ladder of development. Hence in Europe as well transformation proves a must.

When we see the relation on people to people level, the number of Africans that migrate to Europe (and the Middle East) for political and economic reasons is on the rise. Putting migrants in concentration camps European countries have began to build walls. But it proves more reasonable to address the root cause of the problem. If not possible to bottle up migration it is quite possible to reduce it via enhancing Africa’s health and education sectors as well as giving a kiss of life to vocational training activities. By defector therefore addressing Africa’s problem is addressing Europe’s problem. This way Africa could tap its real treasure, its people.

Recently presidents and prime ministers from Europe and Africa were gathered in Brussels on Wednesday for an Eu-African Summit. The summit mainly aimed at promoting discussion between the two continents– Europe and Africa.

Here,Monday evening the Polish Embassy in collaboration with a Polish investor had thrown a dinner party at Sheraton Addis for relevant bodies and government officials. On the dinner party guests, through extensive deliberation, had digested the aforementioned issues raised on the Brussels summit.//