It’s already been a week and the we just observed a minute silence at 2:15pm. I’m not sure how well this turned out with our unsynchronised clocks but the whole atmosphere is mournful. I’ve seen a number of gatherings (coffinless funerals) today. A lot of people are in black and red funeral clothes and a lot more have red strips of cloth tied around their arms or on their cars,...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,...– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1812 - 1870) It was a big loss, it was a big gain. It was the biggest blow, it was the biggest celebration. A shaken democracy, a robust democracy. In short, the period yesterday was so far like that in Dickens’ description.
President Mills Passes
Brothers and Sisters… There’ve been 55 years since independence. But our democracy is still relatively young. 20 years since 1992, and the death of a sitting president is certainly unprecedented and a shock. He formerly served as vice president, then as president; In this country it’s hard to like a president and remain unaffiliated to any party. That’s me for...
God knows I love Ghana. It’s emotionally daunting to hear the news of our President’s death. It’s not new news really. It’s a shock. At least to me, but I’m pretty sure newspaper agencies have an article for tomorrow’s headlines in their drafts, or past paper records. And it’s sad, that we don’t realize what we have until we’ve lost it. He was...
What it teaches us as a nation is that: one, we must enter into contracts very...– John Mahama via Straight Talk Africa (VOA) Past few weeks I have come to really respect this man. I read a review of his book, ‘My First Coup D’Etat’ and I was impressed. But in this interview discussing the ubiquitous issue of Judgement Debts, he starts of like the usual...
Africa is articulate, fearless, resolute, inspiring, creative and agile. I’m...– Mark Kaigwa
How can the one who feeds the world go to bed on an empty stomach?– Nana Kofi Acquah from the blog post “He Feeds The World But Sleeps Hungry” Interesting read. He asks questions that need answers. And recognizes the perpetual leadership crisis we face. Things aren’t as they should be. The irony of our present reality is ridiculous.
Ghana. It’s sad that we destroy our own hope for now… and so each...– Pako Botsio
#Broken: But this is Ghana?
I saw a TED talk this morning by a guy called Seth Godin and he talked about stuff that’s broken [i.e. not working as they should], why they’re broken and how there’s a huge potential to make things unbroken. The big problem is that we usually don’t realise they’re broken. Or we just happen to find a whole bunch of complicated reasons to complicate things. Or we just...