Africa has since time memorial suffered from extreme poverty despite the abundance of natural resources, there are many causes linked to this extreme poverty. This paper will lay major emphasis on the governance issue as the sole cause of poverty in many African countries. International institutions like the IMF and the World Bank proposed certain governance systems to help African countries come out of poverty, for example, the structural adjustment policies. However, this style of governance still fails to work in Africa in helping to fight and eliminate poverty in the continent. The article discusses why African economies like Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya that had GDPs higher than that of many Asian tiger countries in 1906s remain stagnant compared to the East Asian countries. Does this mean that Africa needs its own approach through a unique system of governance to fight poverty? If yes, this the paper discusses how homegrown governance system can help African countries overcome poverty tragedy, the paper also takes the case study of Rwanda's style of governance by laying out its traditional homegrown governance system and what lessons developing countries can learn. Finally, the findings of question are that African countries need their own governance system.
Homegrown, Governance, Poverty