Showing posts from July, 2012

Ghanaians observe 7th day after President's death

Ghanaians all over the country today are marking the 7th day after the death of President John Atta Mills. As custom and tradition demands, on the 7th day after a person's death, the bereaved family, close friends and loved ones meet to deliberate on the departure and final funeral rites are announced. It is therefore not surprising that Ghanaians are celebrating the day in their own way since he was the father of the whole nation.
I happen to be at the Efua Sutherland Children's Park where members of the Greater Accra Regional National Democratic Congress converged to observe the day. But hey! the organizers were proved wrong as thousands of Ghanaians ignored their political party affiliation and thronged to the place. There was no sign of party politics as all were clad in mourning colours - red and black, Mehn! I couldn't believe my eyes at what I saw - in fact Ghanaians have to be rewarded for this hilarious show of maturity. Some sympathizers took advantage of the day…

Night has befallen Ghana in broad day light

Before I go to the place from which I shall not return
To the land of darkness and the shadow of death,
A land as dark as darkness itself,
As the shadow of death, without any order,
Where even the light is as darkness. (Job 10:21)

Can someone do Ghana a big favour by offering us a lamp to light our path? it is broad day light but we can't find our way, night has befallen us in such a broad day light that children have to rush to bed as though an eclipse of the sun has just taken place. The whole house is in total darkness although it is 14:30 GMT, we pray to God to keep away the arrows that fly by night till light comes back to us again.

His Excellency President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills, rest in the bosom of Abraham till we meet on yonder hill.


The 2 head porters - 'Kayayei'

Yesterday I was at one of the big markets in Accra to purchase some foodstuffs to stock my fridge. Immediately I got down from the car, I spoted this female head porter who approached me to carry my basket, I told her I wasn't interested cos I always prefered their services after I was through with my purchases. Lol! this porter insisted she will follow me, this she did despite my orders, in fact it got to a point I got very irritated cos she retorted "Even if you don't require my services I'll still follow you". Mehn! she sounded as though whether I liked it or yes, she will follow me.

Finally, I decided not worry about her any  longer. Then came this other head porter when I was buying some okra, she began to smile at me and told me that if one wants to make money, its all about patience. Just then the traders started calling her by her nick name 'kayayoo papa' then she will respond 'onnpe ntokwa, onne atem', meaning good head porter and her res…