There is no History without a past; there will be no History without a present, nor a plan for the future. We have a past, we are in the present anyway, and we have great minds to work out the future.
What then do we make of our History?
Tell me if you differ, what you will be thinking about...
I am standing here in the Indira Gandhi museum, the place where he is said to have died in. This is only one of the numerous Historical buildings you find around this country. Imagine the impact this has on the economy of the country, the image of the country, pride of citizens and why not the politics of the country? Even a taxi man feels obliged to introduce the Historical heritage of his beloved fatherland to a visitor.
Mark you, this is a country with huge levels of poverty, (so huge India is said to be stubbornly behind achieving the MDG's) political instability here and there, intense class distinction and enormous tribalism, an uncontrollably huge population... just to name a few challenges. Yet something is working.
I'll tell you why something is working despite the above.
As much as the focus is on the issues, so is there a lot of focus on what can be done, and like i keep saying, lets focus on what works!
Fellow Cameroonians, Beloved Africans, My beloved in the Diaspora, the time is now!