What a great week to be in Addis Ababa, pretending to be a delegate at this auspicious 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU) currently underway on the theme, “Pan Africanism and African Renaissance.”
Ghanaians are a scattered race. There are jokes about the migrant Ghanaian that might sound as true as the gospel truth. This choice of country of abode is determined by availability of opportunities such as education, jobs and peace.
When the conference of the then African Heads of State met in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on May 25, 1963, they had the primary responsibility of erasing from the continent all remnants of colonialism.
The strange epidemic of national madness since December last year has now spun out of control, Jomo.
I won’t be so demanding of whatever faith you may have in the prudence of the average human creature when it comes to matters of unnecessary risk-taking, as to expect you to believe it, but here is what transpired at the Supreme Court hearing of the 2012 presidential election dispute this week :
I have observed that many of us do not call a spade a spade. We see, know, and sometimes hear about wrong things but we are not prepared to speak publicly against them. Unfortunately, the very things that we shy away from do affect us directly or indirectly. What we should know is that truth is like taking a bitter pill. We may not be too comfortable with it but when taken, goes a long way to cure our illness.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero.
In the good book, we are told that after Jesus Christ healed 10 lepers only one of them returned to express his gratitude and appreciation for the gesture. Jesus enquired the whereabouts of the others. It means that indeed, we have to show gratitude at all times to give meaning to actions that touch the heart of humanity.
Many members of Ghanaian society from all walks of life have since the 1992 election showed very deep concern about cracks in the nation’s collective wall. We have heard taxi drivers, carpenters, teachers, lawyers, religious leaders, businessmen and businesswomen, politicians and others complain about our lack of significant forward march to prosperity after more than 50 years of political independence.
I have stopped groaning about the lights on and lights off saga for some time now. I came to the realisation that no amount of promises was going to change the situation so what was the point in working one’s self up to the extent of raising one’s blood pressure?
When she finally walks down the aisle on Saturday, June 8 to say “I do” to the love of her life, Sarah Omega will not only be making a major step in her life, but also celebrating a freedom and peace of mind that she almost lost a few years ago.
My good friends, much has been said about or against me anytime I write anything to express my opinions about the Asantehene (Otumfuo Osei Tutu II), especially within the context of hardcore national and local politics.
Without a doubt, things are getting better in Ghana. The ‘better’ here has no political party connotation at all (as in a ‘Better Ghana’ agenda) because slogans do not put food on the dining table (if you have a table at all). When you look back, say—20 years, the quality of life for more people has improved. Many have succeeded in dragging themselves out of decaying poverty. But deep wounds don’t heal easily and fast. They require lots of tender loving care with the right medication to heal. Binding deep wounds in bandages do not lead to healing; they only fester.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Kwadwo Asamoah a. k. a Gawusu, who has been described as a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was violently attacked by a group of 12 armed men who shot and butchered him to death at Ash-Town in the Manhyia South Constituency in Kumasi. Gawusu was said have been relaxing with a friend, only known as Aliki, at about 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked.
The Director of the Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA),
Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, at an evening of media encounter with top
officials of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in Accra on May
16, described Ghana’s nation building as works in progress and urged the media
should not lose sight of how vulnerable our nation is in its attempts at nation
building. Click this link for the full statement.
When Jesus was leaving his disciples, he told them to send the gospel to the very ends of the world. But for months, they were content to remain in Jerusalem preaching, fellowshipping, performing miracles and generally enjoying the presence of the Lord and the respect of the people.
How does one brand a high-performing chief executive whose team contributes 133 megawatts at a critical time of national power crisis? How does one brand a 30-year-old man who is killed in the course of an armed robbery incident in a Ghanaian town?