Sunday, August 12, 2012
From all accounts of the former president, I would say he was a good public servant. However, his legacy as a president leaves room for little to be said. The summary of his tenure in office would be described as, "He was a man of PEACE! Does such a description suffice as conquering for a former sitting president? Well, I hope by the time you finish reading this write-up you will come to a conclusion of your own. So, lets start with his personality.
On his personality, I would say his character was undoubtedly without blemish, which is a bold thing for me to opine, (well this is in fact arguable on so many levels) for a politician of his status. By consensus, he was an honest, humble, caring, selfless, hard working, and a peace-loving man. In short, he was a man of integrity. But this integrity, albeit being displayed on the national platform through his conduct as a public official, could not translate into his leadership style. As a president, he was not that much of an inspiration.
I should not be too critical of him because personally, I have achieved nothing. I stand for something, that I cannot represent because I am a coward. But no, not this man. He was no coward, he might not have been a good leader, but yet still the solemn truth remains, he stood by his principles. That to me commands the greatest respect and admiration of all. This fact was ultimately displayed during his funeral. That was the sort of man he was. He could have been a great leader.
However, I will argue further that his reign might not have been for the purpose we all hoped for. Like the parable spoken by Jesus, the potency of a seed is displayed when dead and buried. I believe, the purpose for him being elected was so that he could die at this point in time, to save our Great nation from the doom that was pending. His death I posit, has alleviated our country, Ghana, from a disaster many might not have believed existed. His death, has revealed the true nature of his election into the highest office in our sovereign state: the UNITY OF THE PEOPLE.
Ghana will experience peace. Ghana will reign supreme on the African continent, and the world in the NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE. The sacrifice has been paid, just as it was some years ago. The path to greatness has finally been further enhanced. Yes, he came, he saw, he died, and YES AGAIN, HE DID CONQUER. Perhaps not what we expected of him, but what his maker expected of him. In the end, that is what matters. Solomon even said it, the sole purpose of man is to serve God! He served, he is at peace. Now its up to us to run with the torch.
Former President Mills, you might not have been the leader I expected you to be, in fact, although your reign was full of disappointment in my eyes, I want to you to know, wherever you are, that you sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. It is very much appreciated, especially by those of us who understand the dynamics of what has taken place. There is no need for me to say may your soul rest in peace, because you are at peace. Thank you for conquering.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, December 17, 2011
So it's been two or more years now, yet they walk by those pictures without a glitter of hope for the future. They ask themselves most often, " Is this what we toiled for?" The thought of knowing their worth and to not be appreciated by the systems in which they were born into drives them mad. So this is what they do:
Most, like the rest of the ignorant world do nothing but complain. Blaming people they do not know about their plight. Not that they are wrong in accusing them, because history keeps teaching us that it is 'their' fault with their greed, for most part, that accounts for failures in the system. They complain, drink, and engage in all manner of mundane activities just to continue being where they are. The few however, just like the industrious minority, go out there and make things happen. They invent, develop, innovate and arrive at brilliant solutions to solve some problems in the world. In the other extreme, also in the minority, the Dark Lords. They give in, into the deceptive diabolical persuasions of the phantom within their soul, bringing nothing but hurt, sorrow and misery to the rest of the world.
On Christmas, they shall all meet again, in homes, streets, shops, bars, clubs, and those secret places unknown to the majority. They shall all remind themselves of their 'good old days' and how the degenerate world has been unfair to their stars. They shall pass resolutions for a better tomorrow; they shall raise their glasses to life.
Even the sorrowful know how to be hopeful in this festive season. Santa might not be real for them, but the Spirit of Christmas is. The Spirit lies in the essence of the stories passed down over generations; some of them might hold a different opinion in that respect. It has never been about just the story: its about family, friends and hope of a better a future. This is what this festive season reminds them of. They might be jobless and distraught for most part of the year; nonetheless, this part of the year is a time for re-assuring themselves that it is not too late for better days to come.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Recently, (well, not quite true when I put it like that since this has been going on for years), the media airwaves has been filled with unwholesome political talk. However, I believe that offensive comments made about Nana Akuffo-Addo and the continuous abuse of the President of the nation is rather unfortunate. On the other hand it’s rather strange that this has become a unbearable of all a sudden. Could it be that the people, the nation, has had enough of foolish political talk?
Ever since Ghana had its independence, the quest to perfect our democracy has brought unthinkable twists and turns. I wonder if anybody could sit in a studio of a radio station and say the President looks like a chimpanzee between 1957 and 1999. Surprisingly, we can say it now. Sitting behind this computer, I’m wondering what leaders and heads of state within the “dare not” period are thinking to themselves when they hear such demeaning comments about the current head of state. Oh, how they wish they were in power to teach such “idiots” the lesson of their lives. I guess enough has been said in allusion to the sitting president. Let us now concentrate on the opposition party.
Nana Akuffo-Addo has been called a drug addict, wee smoker, womanizer, arrogant, fruitcake, and other unthinkable names in this country. Could this be because he is in the NPP? Could this be a strategy just to sully his image to dissuade him from contending in the next election? Could this be because he chose to be in the limelight and desire to the head of this noble and sovereign nation? Is this what we the coming generation should look up to when aspiring to be politicians or public figures? This practice is not the best and does no good for our young democracy.
Whatever the reason might be, I believe that social issues can be addressed without insulting others who might seemingly oppose one’s idea. It is high time this nonsense stopped! I am happy the media commission has come out to criticize this uncouth behavior by the so called political panels all over the country guilty of such practice. However, I recommend that stricter measures should be pursued in addressing this issue.
1. Any media house which allows its medium to be used as a channel to insult and tarnish the image of others should be fined heavily.
2. Social commentators who lose control of themselves and speak foolishly on the airwaves should be banned from using such medium for a period of time to serve as a deterrent to others.
3. Media houses should incorporate technology that can censor certain words and speeches so that the listening public would be saved from its disadvantageous consequences
4. Media houses and social commentators should try as much as possible to speak objectively on issues and keep their comments strictly on the issues and desist from rendering personal vendettas and character assassination as they put it
With this said, I will like to urge all in this country, to engage in debates that will cause this nation to grow. God bless our young democracy.