Greetings Harmony Community,
I write from a place of utter shock and dismay on the dangerous precedence being set by the governors of Africa DAO.
Africa DAO had a proposal for $2M to " to organically reinforce the Harmony African ecosystem, making it a key player on the African continent." with 4 core mandates “education, tech for good, conferences and public influence”
In the proposal, they had opined to start off in Kenya, then Uganda and to other African countries. This proposal was met with pop and champagne from citizens of different countries in Africa. As an African, I saw this as a good development and a gateway to organically reinforce the adoption of harmony in Africa. you can view the proposal here: Impact + (Former Africa DAO)
Harmony itself has Africa DAO on its notion website showing to the world it now has a presence in Africa. You can find the link here; Africa DAO – Tech for Good
This DAO was funded with an initial grant of $250K, none of which has been accounted to the African DAO community. Neither has any date for election that is already due been made.
Today, without any prior information to the African community, or a proposal on talk or any voting, the African DAO governors led by @ep2338 changed the name of Africa DAO to Impact+, changed the mandates of the DAO AND THE ENTIRE vision of the DAO.
Here is their reasons: Harmony Africa DAO to Impact Plus DAO Renaming Proposal - Google Docs
- This sets a dangerous precedence for the Harmony DAO ecosystem as any funded DAO governors can unilaterally without prior information to the community, autocratically and dictatorially effect far reaching reforms relating to the very essence and substance of the DAO.
This means that the governors of Validator DAO, Community DAO or even the Spanish DAO can wake up one day, and change the name and mandate of the DAO to suit their own personal inclinations.
- This looks more like an exploitation of the African community. As a continent who have fought colonial masters for centuries and got their independence within the last 80 years, this is a bad memory for all African community. It just looks like Africa is a pawn in the hands of the first term governors of Africa DAO some or majority of whom are not Africans or even known to the community.
As Harmony do say; the African DAO is the mother of all DAOs in Africa. What does this precedence foretell?
- Can the Spanish, the French, Russians, Turkish or Asians allow this to happen to their DAO?
If no, then why should this happen to Africa? It all goes to show TOTAL disrespect of the African community by the first term governors of Africa DAO who see Africa as a foot in the door towards achieving their own personal dreams.
As I have advised in the telegram, the governors of Africa DAO should give account of how they have spent the funds given to them by Harmony on talk platform, and If they feel that Africa DAO no longer serves “their interest”, they can resign and go form a separate DAO for their vision instead of using the same infrastructures of the African DAO to do this.
Thank you once again for taking time to read all of this and I am hopeful and confident that Harmony and the community will step in and salvage the substance and the very decentralized essence of what a DAO means to the Harmony protocol.