Lack of investment has led to fuel and power shortages, particularly in the rural areas, meaning that villages can’t pump water from sources to where it is needed, which directly impacts
food and health; water is the source of life. Lack of investment also means lack of potable water, impacting health. Lack of cash Lack of cash crops, due to lack of water, means less or no raw materials for industry thus impacting economy. Lack of available reusable fuel sources affects the ecology directly as villagers cut down trees, copses, shrubs and other plants in order to be able to cook. i.e. deforestation.
“SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, HOME TO MORE THAN 1 BILLION PEOPLE, HALF OF WHOM WILL BE UNDER 25 YEARS OLD BY 2050, IS A DIVERSE CONTINENT OFFERING HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO YIELD INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND ERADICATE POVERTY IN THE REGION. – WORLD BANK”
This invasive weed is a huge problem in waterways and to aquatic ecologies, but it can be rendered into soil improving products and fuel replacements.
Each programme provides raw materials which can be utilised by local industries to provide products for those programmes to consume but also cash products for export; all programmes are inter0related and supportive of each other ensuring cash flow and exports.