It didn’t start off too well. The question of whether or not introducing modern technology into rural areas is a good thing was hanging in the balance. Over breakfast at Chief Shakumbila’s Palace, the Connect Africa team gathered round a smoking fire with tea brewing to listen.
“Tradition has died a little death with this technology,” said Chief Shakumbila, as the smoke from the fire breezed past us. “If I had power to drive the world I would go back to those days where people were being taught how to behave. This is not the case today. Technology has especially destroyed our traditional living as Africans,” he added. “Technology has changed everything, it doesn’t give respect.” Continue reading