As I stated earlier in some of my epistles, during my days as a reporter right up till I was moved from The Mirror in March 2014, I had been a hardworking staff, who was always on the field searching for stories for the paper.
The proliferation of electronic gadgets, multiplicity of learning applications and open-learning materials on the Internet, the advocacy for virtual learning notwithstanding, on-line education needs meticulous planning, simultaneous execution and monitoring to be an effective route for imparting knowledge.
Dreams and dreamers build nations and the whole essence of faith is dreams; as we are told, see it, visualize it, form it in your mind’s eye before you actualize it or give birth to anything in life, even discoveries; and Mfantsipim gave me that gift of dreaming from the early age of 12.
Prior to my first ever trip outside Ghana in October 1989 as a Legon undergraduate, my skin colour had never been an issue for me, and I believe that applies to every Ghanaian who has never travelled abroad.
Fellow Ghanaians, with a month to the conduct of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, there will, obviously, be an intensification of political party activities in all parts of the country, with its accompanying human contact. Nevertheless, I encourage political party leaders and supporters, at the very least, to wear the mask at all times at these gatherings.
This task is not only for the leaders of our political parties. All of us, in the Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, public sector, security agencies, private sector, civil society, professional and trade associations, religious bodies, traditional authorities and ordinary citizens, must do what we can, in this period, to help minimise disease transmission.
— President Nana Akufo-Addo’s 19th update on measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
These days, I know not how to take the presidential updates on the spread of COVID-19. Particularly, I am at a loss as to how to react when President pleads for all to take seriously the protocols in our local languages. I have been ploughing through the President’s speeches from October, when Election 2020 campaigning heightened, to the most current on January 31, 2021, with the country grappling with a second wave and reports of 15 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021.
Love is all about sacrifices—giving up something precious in order to gain or maintain something such as a valuable relationship or some other worthy cause; thus sacrificing for your lover and protecting them from any harm whatsoever.