African Economies and Light Industries


Taking a good look at the economies of African countries and comparing it to the economies of European, one would feel sorry for the unending reliance of African countries on light industries that commands no real value in the realm of development.
Most of the economic policies in place across Africa were inherited from the colonial masters who deliberately created a system that suits only them and not the people not Africa. The Europeans have a well-developed economic system based on highly advanced technology and engineering concepts.
This means most of the products that command good value are produced by Europeans while African battles with industries producing consumer products.
Most of the industries in African countries perhaps with the exception of South Africa concentrate on the production of light products such as matches, plastics, beverages and other consumer products that commands little or no value in the international community?
The question is how do we move forward?