Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So Long,Farewell!

Hmm!It has been quite the day.I was chatting with a friend on Whatsapp and he told me the President of the Republic of Ghana was dead.I was like "seriously do not play with this dude!Too many people have been talking about this issue of late oo!If you are playing a prank its not funny at all"!He still insisted that it was true so I decided to cross check.Lo and behold it was true!OMG!It was completely unbelievable to me.It is such sad sad news and I am still a little down.Its not because I am an NDC person but its simply because he was my president.
Its something I believe all of us Ghanaians need to learn.No matter the politics of whoever is our President,he/she is still our President and needs to be respected as such.Therefore regardless of our right to freedom of speech, we need to exercise that right very carefully when it comes to the President.If he was ill it behooved on all of us to simply pray for him that he gets better instead of sitting on radio saying all kinds of things and talking anyhow in our homes.Its quite unfortunate that we allow politics to cloud our judgement when it comes to this issue, but we need to understand that our words have power.If we want to see Ghana develop and have strong leaders, we need to speak such things into being instead of speaking negative things.
Well, that's my two cents on the matter.I hope we all learn from this and change our negative habits when it comes to talking about our leaders and our country.I pray that his family shall receive the comfort of the Lord and find peace in this trying time.I also pray for our just sworn in president that he can stand strong and do the work that lies ahead of him with excellence and love.
Rest in Peace His Excellency John Evans Atta Mills.