The past few weeks have been very difficult for me. I lost one of my sisters, and even though death is part of life, it often changes the lives of the bereaved in so many ways and this change is forever because death is permanent.
Last week was an interesting, tiring and yet very fulfilling one for me. Monday marked exactly 18,250 days since I arrived on the surface of this earth and let out a piercing cry to announce my grand entry.
In the last 10 years, Ghana has been inflicted with an annual ritual where the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso is opened to spill off the excess water to avoid damage to the dam. Since Ghana lies along the route of the Volta River to the Atlantic Ocean, the volume of water has often caused damage to the towns and villages that lie along its course.
I have read all sorts of articles in the newspapers of September 20, 2018, based on what is claimed to be a report of a so-called Cabinet Committee Responsible for the Coordination of Investigations/Forensic Audits.
Early this year, in January to be precise, I wrote a piece about the then ongoing brouhaha surrounding the television license fee that the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation had been mandated to collect from owners of TV sets in Ghana under the title ‘’Is our GBC for sale?
These were some of my instant reactions when at 9.30 p.m. on that fateful Friday a friend called and said he had heard that Professor Atukwei Okai had passed away. I went into immediate denial and started to send WhatsApp messages asking friends whom I thought could confirm or deny the sad news. It was a simple message, “Have you heard………. “
In this 21st Century, all nations including African countries and for that matter Ghana have come to recognize the inherent dignity, the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
I called him Kordeitse Dientse (veritable father of Kordei, his eldest child). I chose this poetic manner of acknowledging my dear departed friend, Professor Atukwei Okai, not only in keeping with the Ga culture of respect and courtesy in addressing a person by reference to his eldest child, but also in appreciation of the rhyme and rhythm in as in Logoligi logarhythm. (A poem by Atukwei).
If there is a movement that actually started tourism then it is religious travel. Religious tourism usually relates to the followers of particular faiths who visit locations that are considered as holy sites.
The sad and unexpected passage into eternity of Kofi Atta Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and the first black person to hold the highest diplomatic position in the world, brings to mind several anecdotes related to our collective and fond memories of a personality who brought honour and justifiable fame to his homeland Ghana, all people of black descent everywhere and indeed all the oppressed the world over.
I’m back to one of my favourite subjects — elect District Chief Executives (DCEs) and assembly members and carry out regulatory and institutional reforms to fundamentally alter the direction of Fourth Republican party politics in a positive way.