Dambisa Moyo`s book Dead Aid is a timely book which brings forth what we have been thinking about Western aid, but did not dare to speak out.
As the introducer of the book correctly stated, many have written about aid but never questioned the relevance of Western aid in creating a science based social wealth. On the other hand Moyo has shown brilliantly that Western aid, governmental or nongovernmental couldn’t help Africa in regard to transforming to a better form of social organization, by which innovation and technological development become possible. Due to persistent aid dependency many African countries could not mobilize their natural and human resources, and are hindered to build a self-reproductive economy. If African countries south of the Sahara want to become prosperous they must be cured effectively from aid cancer. The only effective medicine to cure this cancer is to stop begging for Western aid and start relying on other sources which can create social wealth which is based on science and technology. (Read more)