Provisional Notes On the Post-Colony – Lessons from Asia
It is commonly stated that in the 1960s, at a point when many African countries were fighting and obtaining their independence, a number of African countries were at the same level of development, if not doing better than some of their Asian counterparts. This is particularly true of Ghana and Kenya which had higher per capita income and better social and human development indicators than South Korea, one of the leading Asian tiger economies today. South Korea is setting the technological pace in innovation with its smart cities, cars, and phones; all of which are envied by the entire world. On the other hand, most of Africa is characterized by its deficits in infrastructure, governance, food, etc. What happened to Ghana and its other African peers?