Africa still lacks basic infrastructure that can support how fast technology disrupts systems and industries. I will give three examples.
For instance, many government offices across Africa still use paper documents in the 21st century. As a result, it can take hours to find a single document when they should have gone fully digital by now.
In Ghana, for example, people still have to queue all day to complete a single registration exercise for national IDs. This should have been possible by completing the whole registration exercise online.
Lastly, the school curriculum in many African countries is obsolete. Students are still taught using a curriculum from the 1950s, which does not prepare them well for today’s industry. In addition, some schools don’t have an IT lab, and African parents are bent on their kids pursuing careers like lawyers and doctors. Thus, children are not exposed to technology at a young age.