As an entrepreneur, what I think we should do is develop and support our local businesses to expand their capacities so they can compete favorably on the global market.
We should have politicians that have guts like some of our entrepreneurs, because the point is, if entrepreneurs have all the guts, but the people that drive those policies do not have guts, there is a mismatch. So I believe there should be a comfortable and meaningful marriage between politicians and serious entrepreneurs.
We should also encourage and support our local and credible entrepreneurs; I mean credible to move their businesses beyond the idea of family subsistence to becoming institutions of global influence which can be passed on generational legacies.
We must institute credible public private partnerships that will drive large scale economies while we ensure that the performance agreements that govern these PPPs would ensure that the parties are uncompromisingly accountable to the state.
We should demand long term partnerships where need be with willing developed countries for agreements that would result in massive technology transfer & business development in our local economies.
Above all, we should build and restore confidence in our governance and leadership by demonstrating “a no holds barred” process of discouraging corruption and general misconduct by our leaders.
Credit: Mike Nyinaku