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Advantages and disadvantages of child support grant.

I’ve decided to make a post about child support grant. This post will focus on advantages and disadvantages of Child support grant, a grant that is paid by government to parents who are can’t afford to support their children as a result of unemployment or poverty. The grant is normally earned by teens who fall pregnant at an early age.

As I said in the intro, the first advantage is that some mothers cannot afford to support their children usually as a result of unemployment or because they are too young to be employed.  Therefore, they need the grant to support their children.
The second advantage is that it assists single mothers who are left abandoned by fathers of their children since there are irresponsible men out there who abandon their children.
The final advantage is the reduction of the number of babies who are abandoned and killed by their parents. There are many mothers who end up committing infanticide because of poverty and not wanting to take responsibility of their babies. The grant could reduce the infanticide rate.

The first disadvantage is that it fuels teenage pregnancy. As anyone can see that teenage pregnancy has increased dramatically in many countries due to social grant. Many teenagers take the responsibility of abstaining from sex or having a protected sex because they rely on government to assist them.
The second disadvantage is that it might increase the spread of HIV since the more likely teenagers fall pregnant the more likely they are to be infected.
The third disadvantage is the increment of government spending since  government has to spend  money on child support grant because of irresponsible people who have unplanned babies.
The final disadvantage is overpopulation since the more number of babies are born the more the population increases.

It seems as if there are more disadvantages that advantages of child support grant. In many countries teenage pregnancy was not a serious problem until the implementation of child support grant. But does this mean that child support grant must be banned? This hard to decide. What do you think?



Why Africa is the poorest countinent?

Many people wonder why Africa is the poorest continent in the world. Africa is rich in resources but it is the poorest continent in the world. You can see the list of top ten poorest countries that it contains African countries despite the fact that developed countries such as USA donate millions of dollars to Africa. Other people from western countries don’t even know that Africa is a continent. They think it’s just a huge poor country. Most people in Africa live under poverty line and die because of famine and diseases caused by undernourishment. Below are the reasons for poverty in Africa.

1. colonization
Many African countries were colonized by many European countries in order to take over it and steal resources. Those European countries accumulated wealth by stealing African resources. This is one of the biggest reasons why Africa is the poorest country.

2. Corruption
Most Africa politicians are very corrupt, arrogant and egocentric. The only thing they do is serve their own bellies instead of serving their people, especially the poor. The duty of politicians is to serve their countries not themselves. Their actions pressurize innocent politicians and retard development in Africa. Many people from African poorest countries die as a result of famine and undernourishment as I mentioned before. I saw a woman from Swaziland on TV eating cow dung because of hunger. She ate it because she had nothing to eat and had to take her medicine. It is such a shame that a birthplace of human race has become a world’s poorest continent as a result of greedy people.

3. Lack of progress in scientific knowledge
Another reason why Africa is the poorest continent is that Africans didn’t manage to progress in scientific knowledge like Europeans and Asians did. There is no famous African scientist who won a Nobel prize. Lack of scientific knowledge in Africa makes it hard for Africa to develop. We all know that some Europeans colonized many African countries but we can’t deny the fact that almost all Africa did not have an advanced civilization before Europeans came.

4. Lack of technologically advanced machinery
Most African countries don’t have advanced machinery to process resources into final goods. Every time they have to export their resources to other countries and import final goods from those countries. This doesn’t boost economies of African countries but it boosts economies of other countries. More employment opportunities are created in other countries instead of African countries and more income (GDP) is earned by those countries instead of African countries.

In the past we could blame colonizers but now we have to blame those greedy corrupt egocentric African politicians because they are responsible for making Africa poor. They worsen poverty in Africa instead of fighting it.