Leadership and Good Governance: Road Map to Moral and Economic Recovery in Africa
The craving for a well-developed and meaningful society where peace and tranquillity is
practically experienced and where moral foundations are extremely exemplified by all and
sundry has become a passionate inclination of many in the world today. This passion for a free
economic progression, concretized moral formidability, good and balanced existential living—
backed with adequate financial capabilities where needs are met—adequate health-care
services, and numerous other desiderata of life has predominantly become the worry of many
around the world.
It is disheartening to note that although these stand as global phenomena, yet their magnitude
in Africa is alarming. The African dimension of human needs has attained an overwhelming
perspective, which beckons for urgent attention; many have attributed the pandemic phase of
poverty in Africa to the menace of corruption, while for others, this could be traced to bad
leadership and governance. Leadership and good governance occupy a pivotal position in the
sustainable development of every society. Competency in leadership, characterized by
knowledgeable charismatic individuals, is a basic desideratum for a modern, industrial, and
heavily populated society (Frankel: 176).
This paper, therefore, identifies leadership and good governance as a felicitous paraphernalia
for sustainable moral and economic development in Africa.
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