Mauritania holds considerable iron, oil and natural gas deposits; much of its economy is still based on agriculture. It’s one of the poorest countries with its estimated GDP per capita at only $2,230 in 2013. The country also lacks infrastructure and is plagued by ethnic tension and the threat of terrorism. More than 150,000 of its people labor as slaves – 4% of the total population. Human rights groups say it has a higher percentage of slaves than any other country.
I believe we can conclude what is going on in Mauritania? When there’s no sustainable peace and security we lack everything.
As Lord Baden-Powell said; “We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one’s country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others… Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognizes justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with…the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbors.”
#Transform Project Peace Campaign 2016: Transform Project Peace Campaign welcomes anyone to contact us with new ideas or assistance.
Convener Steven Ackah
Peace Maker – Dr. Kwame Kyei Baffour CEO of Unity Group of Companies.
Company: Andee Holdings
Phone: 233 244181342