Born to Rule
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: African Books Collective
When President Wan Nei contacted me to write the foreword for this book, Born to Rule, I took it as a singular honour, and welcomed the opportunity as a noble calling for me to manifest to the entire world the solid bonds...
It seems incredible to me that so many president-monarchs like me should be passing away without leaving anything in writing to posterity. This is another area in which we on this African continent have shown great bankruptcy...
In writing this book, Born to Rule, I am indebted to a number of individuals and corporations who, on hearing that I was planning to write my life story, gave me much moral and financial encouragement. First, the Alibaba...
1. Early Childhood
Many authors have written various things about my early childhood. While some of the things border on truths, half-truths, hearsay, gossip, innuendoes, and so on and so forth...
I have a very humble academic background and I am proud of it. Although I had opportunities to pursue my studies abroad, especially as the missionaries with whom I was staying were prepared to sponsor me...
3. Initiation into Politics
I think it is unfair for people to call the organization set up by the late Efon Akum a political party as the colonial administration trumpeted it all over the world. Many people have said it was a hotbed...
4. Party Leadership
As soon as the MIP got wind of the fact that my own party, the MAPU, was planning a nationwide rally to elect me as its standard bearer, they launched a civil disobedience campaign...
5. Party Convention and my Investiture
The death of Mr. Karangwa, leader of the MIP, was the most shocking news that hit the whole country. The only other event that had ever mobilized the entire country was the death of 56 workers...
6. From Pluralism to Single Party
In order to quell public disaffection with politics, my party, the MAPU, decided that the main plank of our development policy would be a single instead of a multi-party system. It was with some fear...
7. Appointments in Government
Of all the thankless tasks that a president performs, none is as demanding of his time, wits and intelligence as the appointment of cabinet ministers. This is one domestic chore I would rather do without...
8. Policies in Some Key Sectors
At a time when our raw materials are no longer fetching us mush foreign exchange, my government has decided to revamp the various sectors of the economy by taking some very painful...
9. The Debt Problem
The debt problem is one of mankind’s greatest afflictions. It is a common, benign disease that initially affected the developed world primarily. However, when it started being transmitted...
It is an error to believe that we make lots of money from taxes. Our people, taking their cue from those in government, have sharpened their ingenuity for tax evasion. The big guns are not paying...
11. Internal Security
There is no nation in the world nor political party that allows its institutions to be transgressed at will. Governments, be they democratic as we are, autocratic, fascist, communist or socialist...
Following the numerous forms of treachery of which I, my government, party and country have been victims, we decided to institute a number of measures to ensure that traitors must...
Immediately our enemies, or as they are called in the language of politics, revolutionaries, return home after spending years in the cold abroad, they are interviewed by a panel made up of a judge, a member of the...
We define disinformation as publishing or broadcasting false information to counter false information. There is no reason why we should cross our arms and not react when our...
15. Favouritism and Nepotism
I do not need to define what favouritism and nepotism mean because everyone readily recognizes them. My country has come perilously close to disaster because my ministers and all those in important...
One thing I do not understand about the workings of the human mind is the way our people think. As a people, we must transcend petty jealousies and build one strong and united...
17. Political Prisoners and Human Rights
Rebels and dissidents without a cause have made war songs out of the state of our prisons and human rights situation. We are just as interested as they are in condemning the imprisonment of innocent people for their political beliefs...
There has been a lot of noise about the lot of hot air blowing from Tubab East. Everywhere on this continent people are clamouring for multi-party politics as if it is a panacea to the fatally infectious problems that beset...
19. Mandzah and Africa in the World
A number of events have been taking place over the last few years that have completely changed the course of Tubab East history, and thus that of the world. I am referring, of course, to the tumultuous changes taking...
20. My Legacy
In the thousands of interviews that I have accorded the press in all the countries I have visited throughout the world, the one question that is usually on the lips of journalists is what I would like to leave...
21. Post Scriptum
Just as this historical treatise was being finalized, I had to page my publisher all over the place, including his favourite palm wine drinking houses to inform the reader about the latest mission I have successfully...
Page Count: 208
Publication Year: 2009
OCLC Number: 776202085
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