I Give Sort of Long Rambling Talk Explaining My Lome Togo Neighborhood
I've seen your video and I love it when you show the outside life of Togo. However, I do not I agree that it is an exception someting being stolen in Togo, specialy car parts. My friend has a car (has recently install an alarm) and never leave it outside in the dark. He always says that they do not steal your car, but everything they can take off (mirrors, wipers, headlights), if there is the opportunity for doing so. I was not surprised that the battery get stolen out of the car. Auto parts are often stolen. Never leave your car outside in the dark, even in a good neighborhood. You also said that many Togolese not know the world outside Togo. I think that only partially true. More and more young people have internet and TV. They watch a lot of French TV and seeing the advertisements of smiling people sitting on rich set tables, driving nice cars, living in nice houses and cities with well-lit good roads. Large shopping malls, schools and hospitals, but they have no idea that this comes at a price. A low-paid job in Europe paid around 1200 euros per month and they think you can live as a King. Tell a Togolese how much tax we pay, healtinsurance, rent and the cost of living, they do not believe.
I am comparing theft of Togo to the other 106 countries I have visited for theft. Yet, In over 210 countries on the planet, when you buy a car, it must be parked inside or it will be robbed, park cars inside. Togo is just fine, there is no need for aid, and there is no need for development. Personally, I want them to edge up just a small level so they have more extra income, and their quality of life will increase tenfold. Yes, there are more and more people with TV, Internet, etc, yet, the World Bank says only 31.5 percent of Togo has access to electricity. Maybe they are wrong, but at most it is 50 percent. Then, can they afford to surf around? Then, can they stop watching Nigerian Soap Opera with dubbed in Ewe words? As best I can tell, only 30 percent of Togolese are good at French according to French Embassy. And, the more I speak French, the more positive I am they speak horrible French, especially in the South, Lome. It is fun to realize how easy it is to ignore people who do not live in the city. Here are electricity stats for countries. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EG.ELC.ACCS.ZS Guatemala is 78.5 percent. Philippines is 87.5, which seems to me BS viewing there are 7000 islands. I always try to remember, "The people I hang around with is seldom the majority, I often am only talking with the upper middle class in any country because there is a silent majority."
Greetings. What a wonderful video!!! I love this video!
This is my favorite video.