By Daniel Mwambonu
Without Africa United Kingdom can’t feed herself. “DW Africa reports that The United Kingdom has turned to West Africa in a bid to rally ECOWAS countries to produce food for Export to the UK. The exit of the UK from the EU will mean that the country will have to sign individual agricultural deals to ensure its domestic needs are met.” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the same leader who said that colonialism in Africa should never have ended and dismissed Britain’s role in slavery MPs call on prime minister to explain whether he still believes ‘the problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more were ignored.
Boris Johnson said “colonialism in Africa should never have ended and downplayed Britain’s role in the slave trade and said Africans would not have grown the right crops without British direction” , an article written by the prime minister while he was a Tory MP reveals. Critics urged Mr Johnson to explain whether he still holds the views expounded in the 2002 piece, where he argued that Africans would not have grown the right crops for export without British direction but till now he has never came open to apologize for these denigrating comments he made on Africans. Ironically after doubting African farmers capabilities in the past he is now running to Africa to secure food for the UK. “The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience,” he wrote. “The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more.” But look #AfCFTA just came into effect and our focus is encouraging more trade among African States. Africa needs to give first Priority to its Citizens.
In Africa Hunger is increasing at an alarming rate. In the whole of Africa 257 million people are facing hunger which 20% of the population. Almost 60 million children are deprived of food despite continents economic growth in what has been termed as a political problem. One in three African children are stunted and hunger accounts for almost half of child deaths in Africa.
So why should we feed the British while our people are dying of Hunger and our children are suffering from malnutrition? It doesn’t make sense to deprive Africans food just to feed the English. Which country has ever done such kind of sacrifice to Africa ?
We must Ensure that there is food Security from within #Africa then if there will be any plus we export it.