Indeed, after three decades of independence, millions of Africans are threatened by famine; real incomes are continuing to decline, foreign debt is increasing at an alarming rate and socio-political institutions are disintegrating; coup detats, Exploitation, racism, poverty, Aids, war, inhumanity, sexism and alienation are some of the urgent problems of the moment that dramatise the shameful conditions of human underdevelopment in African families. The desolate outlook is depicted in the belief that, the situation is in a more disturbing state that it is hard to comprehend when the misery will end and there is no glimmer of hope in the immediate future. The end of the crisis is not yet in sight.

To date, the transformations in the social structure are not so marked in the lower strata, above all in the countryside, which retains the characteristics of the colonial phase; but the creation of a native pseudo-bourgeoisie which generally develops out of a petty bourgeoisie of bureaucrats accentuates the differentiation between the social strata.

Ironically instead of working their own way out, leaders of underdeveloped nations have often relied on advice from nations who are totally at a different stage of development, a position that makes developed countries less capable of devising solutions that fits the context of their less developed counterparts. There is need for African solution to African problems.

Most if not all major proportion of aid from donor nations is tied, mandating that a receiving nation spend on products and expertise originating only from the donor country even though it is cheaper to use local expertise and resources. Since many of the development interventions have all ended in scandalous failures after having absorbed considerable capital, African countries sunk farther into debt and now they are in a worse position than before they borrowed the money thanks to the power of compound interests on the loans.

The family and cultural values disparity and other structural dissimilarity notwithstanding, Eurocentric values is still seen to inform the development paradigm and planning models in less developed nations, which has consequentially rendered the models of development conformist, depriving African societies of self-reliance and self-determinism. Isn’t it  laughable that some policies which have proved untenable in the long run elsewhere, can still be rebranded and Leaders are more than ready to implement it?