Africa Advisory Group’s Chairman Fred Swaniker contributed to the Financial Time’s first African Entrepreneurs report. The FT report looks at young entrepreneurs driving growth across Africa while changing perceptions of business on the continent. Visit Fred’s column for his outlook on leadership and what will drive Africa’s next stage of development.
Unless we generate our own wealth as a continent, we will never be able to stand on our own two feet and will forever remain dependent on others. Only with our own wealth will we be able to pave our roads, educate our children, feed our families and provide decent healthcare, sanitation and housing. So who has the courage to lead this new fight for economic freedom? I believe there is only one type of hero who can liberate us today: the indigenous African entrepreneur.Fred Swaniker, Chairman Africa Advisory Group