A Third Chance? Let’s see!

It is somehow true, that in most cases there is often a “second chance”, that chance which presents itself for that necessary corrections in life to be carried out.

But do you also know that hardly does a “third chance” present its self. which is why it is very important for us to put into good use the opportunities which are available to us. We must grab that opportunity by its horn, never to let go, until we make something great out of it.

This is my Monday motivation for​ you. Kindly share it, you never know, someone needs it most. I wish you a significantly fruitful day, and a lovely night. PEACE and LOVE.

Thank you for being here.

“A better life” Draft.

A better life is the life that is full of kindness and appreciation for the little things in life.

Not that which is full of ungrateful attitudes and an unendless complaints of dissatisfaction.

A better life is devoid of Mum and Dad’s bitter complaints of your ungratefulness.

You should know that you are doomed when Dad and Mum ever reminds you of this.

“We never for once thought​ you could do this to us after all that we have done for you. We sacrificed it all just to give you a better life, a better life that we never had the opportunity to embrace.

A better life that we always desired for but never had a smell of it.

Why are you so ungrateful towards our best for you to gain what we missed, a better life.”

Never deprive yourself of their blessings. Your parents are waiting for that call, they’re missing you sick while you have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to their longing for you.

It’s never too late, remember their sacrifices and love for you and get back at them and show them that love of appreciation and gratitude.

They uplifted you, from nothing  to somebody, they gave you life, they gave you a better life.

A better life…Draft

THE PAINFUL INCIDENCE OF INSTANT ‘JUSTICE’ AND THE RESEMBLANCE OF A FAILED STATE.

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It is truth that incidences of instant ‘justice’ has been with us as Ghanaians since time immemorial, and its end in sight is far from us, it is not ending today, it is not ending tomorrow, in fact regardless of the Rambo style counter revenge that the military might engage in in the already petrified community which rounded up the innocent fine soldier, and collectively lynched him, it is not going to change a thing, until we are a changed and refined people in attitudes who cherish truth, fellow feelings and desist from endorsing foolishness, no matter who is engaged in it.

Even if it’s your mother or your beloved siblings, Evil is Evil, Wrong is Wrong, and we should note this to avoid blindly supporting bigotry.

We are in an era where Churches and Mosques are scattered in every corner of our communities, we attend them on daily basis, with one motive in mind, ‘so that we become pure in spirit and in deeds‘. At least every one returning from a religious service will be able to eloquently quote you this reason. We learn from our various scriptures and it is what is supposed to be the principles of our daily life`s activities.

The over a billion dollar question is, “how far has these religious faiths refined and shaped you and I, us and our neighbours and the entire citizens that make up this country? Are we anything better now?

Before you attempt lecturing me with an un-ending verses from our holy scriptures, let me draw your attention to one of our almost daily habits of collective thieveries, suppression of the poor and vulnerable among others, lynching. This subject of mob ‘justice’ alone in this country would take one millions of pages to detail.

Today too, just like many others, we woke up to the bitter news of an insane lynching on Monday 29th May, 2017 of a fine Military gentleman Mr. Maxwell Mahama, a serving Captain with the Ghana Armed Forces who was serving his official duty at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. Captain Maxwell was out there jogging to stay fit, but was unfortunately suspected to be an armed robber.

Lynched Soldier Captain Maxwell Mahama - (picture credit duly recognized)

The savagery and the absolutely no reasonable reason for his lynching is what is so painful and heart-aching. To admit that we have gotten to this stage of cruelty even in these days of a so called ‘enlightened’ generation is hard to bear with.

Look at what we have turned into, look at our behaviours and lifestyle in our communities today, everything is wrong, yet we arrogantly condemn our forefathers as ungodly, uncultured, idol worshipers among other slurs.

In fact despite their shortfalls (our forefathers), I tell you that they were people who were cleaner and purer in spirit and in deeds to an extent that our generation and the generations to come will never have their kind, their exemplary discipline et al.

I want you to testify to our ways of life today, and tell me if we do not wish to emulate the life style of our forefathers?, the way they lived with one another, their just practices, their practices of everything that is harmful to nature is made taboo.

Tell me if the statement ‘SANKOFA’ does not resonate more and in a firmer position than any other period in our life today, you tell me.

The fact is that, we wish and in fact we are craving for their exemplary practices of discipline and justice but  our ungodly, arrogant and hypocritical attitudes betrays us to learn from their purer, and disciplined ways of governance among others.
How did this happen? A so called enlightened people who proud themselves as Muslims and Christians yet deeply heartless and impatient with one another even in the least of ways.

Fact is, this is not enlightenment, but we are becoming overly religious in vain and ungodly in our behaviours.

An educated citizens who take the law into their own hands with impunity to avenge “justice” is totally evilish and as equal as that of the massive state looting public officials and politicians altogether. They cause the same destruction to the motherland.

Since this latest incidence, some high profile people, our opinion leaders, are on radio, on our various social media platforms and even in the print media, and thousands of such opinions, suggesting the Army who have already stormed the town should deal brutally with the people to teach them a lesson.

But that is absolutely wrong, very wrong, calling for an eye for and eye, and a tooth for a tooth, is never a solution to such gory incidences. Not at all.

In fact those supporting the idea that the military should also brutalize the town`s folks in revenge is tantamount to calling on the town`s folks to lynch anyone stranger to them. It is barbaric, very callous and completely horrible a suggestion to make.

These actions of instant ‘justice’ should be tackled firmly, not with counter brutalities but with enlightenment, from darkness into light, education.

Indeed there are numerous factors which have been detailed to be a significant contributory factor to these callous acts of “instant justice” carried out by the public on mere allegations. The   major possible root cause is identified as public dissatisfaction and loss of trust in the existing legal framework and constitutional institutions mandated with such responsibilities.

The judiciary is increasingly perceived as having done little and unable to meet the aspirations of ordinary Ghanaians in their quest for true justice when matters are duly handed over to them for fairness hearing and proper outcome.

Failure of the state to tackle issues with seriousness for decades, has been a strong contributory factor to these backwards attitude over this long period. No one can gainsay this fact.

The National Commission of Civic Education (NCCE) which is an independent, non-partisan government institution, whose core mandate is to ‘promote and sustain democracy, educate and inculcate in the Ghanaian citizenry, the awareness of their rights and obligations, through civic education’. Unfortunately they are as silent as if they have never existed, toothless and almost irrelevant to the cause of their mandate.

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The NCCE must immediately formulate educational programmes to tackle these vices of wanton violence. They should immediately implement and oversee these educational programmes in all of our available media platforms, broadcast on the radio and T.V. as well as in the news columns of the newspapers and magazines.

Including organizing community durbars intended to inculcate in the citizens the awareness of their rights and obligations as free people and the consequences of ‘instant justice’.

Our media houses which should have known better, are actually not helping matters, instead of educating the masses, they are rather dumbing the masses. In fact they should also be up and doing, for instance, instead of flooding our television stations with an unending Indian and Mexican made telenovela which are in most cases directionless, fruitless and completely bogus.

These useless stuffs could be replaced with educative and enlightening telecasts. After all some of the core and important functions of a journalist or journalism is to inform, to Interpret and Educate, to Guide, to Market, to entertain among others. Dumbing the masses is never one of them.

Opinions they say are like noses, everyone has one.

 Holy Quran 5:32

“…the killing of a person for reasons other than legal retaliation or for stopping corruption in the land is as great a sin as murdering all of mankind. However, to save a life would be as great a virtue as to save all of mankind.”

—Sultan Nuhu Mohammed

Smart repairs or recklessness? 

Drive and Repair, a new smart way or recklessness? 

I spotted this faulty Articulator Truck at Tema Comm. 9  being repaired by two of its mate while the truck was on its wheel, moving slowly as the repairs was in session. 

Do you know what would happen to any of this guys should one of them fall right in front of the truck? It would be gory.

In the face of these rampant road carnage across the length and breadth of Ghana, the appropriate authorities, the police department in charge of road safety, the MTTD should wake up to task.

Such impunity should not be entertained if they indeed are bent on fighting the reckless behavior on our roads.


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TO MY MOTHER, I`M SORRY.

If I had ten Ghana cedis for my parents, mother will get nine Ghana cedis and the remaining 1 Ghana cedi will be for my Dad.

I`m Celebrating my Mother on my birthday, and I say sorry, sincerely.

I`m sorry for the birth pains,

I`m sorry for damaging your cute shape, leaving you with stretch marks, as you had no option than to bear me in you for nine months.

I`m sorry for giving you sleepless nights,

I`m sorry for deafening your ears with those noisy cries,

I`m sorry for wetting your clothes with urine and staining your bed with poops,

I`m sorry for biting your nipples,

I`m sorry for spilling the meals on you,

I`m sorry for making you shout out so loud,

I`m sorry for making you carry me until you couldn’t bear the back pains anymore,

I`m sorry for making you wash none-stop,

I’m sorry for breaking your mirror, your plates and glass cups,

I`m sorry for making you punish me, it was never your nature to hurt a thing.

I`m sorry for making you trek to school and back, and again, to fetch me.

I`m sorry for putting pressure on you dear mother, same pressure that will make me so annoyed if my child did  to me.

You are one in a million and I thank Al Mighty Allah for placing me under your care.

Thank you Mother!

Indeed there is deeper wisdom in the advice of Almighty Allah and the holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) when although both parents are duly recognized, our mothers are given particular recognition, appreciation and respect.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is reported to have said on three consecutive times in one statement/sentence that our mothers have the greatest rights over us, after which he mentioned, followed by our fathers.

The hardships and suffering that our mothers experience nurturing us is priceless, and the Almighty Creator of the worlds lays much emphasizes on that when He calls on mankind to obey our parents.

Your Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness lower to them the wing of humility and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.'”

(Quran 17:23-24)

Student Hired thugs terrorize Mayera M/A JHS, Community folks steps in to Protect lives.

Occult practices have been on the rise in some Senior and Junior High Schools across the country. Though the Ghana Education service frowns on such practices, it has not deterred students from the act.

For some period now, the Mayera M/A Junior High School in the Ga West District has not known peace. This comes after some students allegedly caught practicing occultism were questioned by their teachers, but the students in question did not take that approach lightly.

As it seems, they felt disrespected by their teachers for “daring” to question them on their occult practices, their way of life. They thereafter threatened to cause mayhem including hiring thugs to deal with them until an unqualified apology was rendered them.

For some reasons they decided to give their teachers a taste of what awaits them for calling their bluff.

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School resumed Monday only for students and staff to witness the shock of their lives as rubbish pile up were found spread in all of their classrooms, clearly perpetrated by their wayward students as their act of terror continued.

Now this act of terror did not end there, the biggest shock was on Friday 3rd March, when teachers and students were attacked by these same students accompanied by some unknown youths. But for the speedy and timely intervention of the community folks, things would have turned bloody.

Community members numbering about 40 rushed to the rescue of the school a desperate attempt to protect the lives of  students and their teachers. As they succedded to over power these hired thugs, some were able to escape the wrath of the community.

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Personnel of the Police Service arrived later on as they struggled with difficulty to rescue the thugs from the grip of the community folks, this also nearly ended up in a big fight with some of the folks whose timely intervention saved the students and teachers from that organised brutalities.

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Video and Pictures were provided by some Teachers who sustained various degree of injuries in an attempt to protect lives.