WALKING THE TIGHTROPE

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– Keys to Our Development. –

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert. ~ Vince Lombardi

On the 21st September, 2011, Former president   of Ghana, John Kufuor led a high-powered delegation that included Former South African President and the former chancellor of Germany to a youth leadership conference on KNUST campus and to cut sod for his leadership museum project.   It is very interesting how this program coincided with the celebration of the life of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Continue reading WALKING THE TIGHTROPE

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ALIKOTO CLOTHING UNDER MY SPOTLIGHT

Tradition always has a self-preserving mechanism.  No matter the level of indoctrination or foreign influence, some aspects of culture seem never to go away.  One of such aspects is traditional clothing.   With the filtration of foreign culture and its subsequent influence on the way we dress, one would think our own style of dressing should have been history by now.  However traditional African clothing is holding its own against all the others.  Some designers have gone a step further by blending the traditional style with the western one to create a unique hybrid clothing species.  One of such clothing lines, ALIKOTO CLOTHING is under my layman’s review today. Continue reading ALIKOTO CLOTHING UNDER MY SPOTLIGHT

YOU SAVED A LIFE

I received this very touching letter from one of the readers of my blog.   I think it will be work sharing.    why not read it all and if you also want to sen your, why not.

   MAIL FROM A READER

Hi,

I hope you are good.  The simple reason for this mail is to thank you for what you are doing with your blog.   I do not know what inspires you to write and I do not know the reward you get from your blog but I can say for sure that your blog just blessed my life and brought back some emotions to my heart.

As I type these words to you, my vision is blurred with tears from my eyes.  I am no writer and I am not faking this.  I was searching for articles on breast cancer on Google search engine and I came across something you put on your blog.  The title “have you done it today” caught my eyes and I decided to see exactly what you have there.   After going through that particular writing and the video you added I realized I have neglected my personal health for long.   The truth is that I know next to nothing about breast self exams and all those things you put there about the breast.  I am not shy to say that,  because your writing actually helped me.  Your blog helped me to learn how to examine my own breast.  Is it not crazy that a girl of my age should be learning that from a guy?  However it helped me.  My first exams on my breast made me realize all was not well with them.  I went to the hospital and it was confirmed.   I can not tell you what is really wrong but what the doctor told me is that I came to the hospital at the right time.  That is all I can tell you for now.  Your blog about breast cancer just saved a life.

The emotional aspect was when I read the one on cervical cancer.   The truth is my mum died of cervical cancer.  After reading you writing on it, I could not just take my eyes off the memory of my mum.  I am very sure if she has had knowledge about that she will not have died at that early age.  Your work just saved her daughter from also dying prematurely.  Thank so much for your work.   I will keep visiting your ladies joint for more.  Nice day and stay blessed

Doreen.

FATHER BURGESS and OWAREANS OF OLD

This is one picture every old and current student of OPOKU WARE SCHOOL would love to watch over and over again.

 

The man in cassock is the first headmaster of  OWASS, Rev. Father Burgess, with some students.

 

Date: January 1957

Source:    UK  – This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project.

YOUTH POWER – MORE VIM

—–  WAS METHUSELAH EVER WISER THAN SOLOMON?


Ghana is a country with very wonderful stories and captivating events.   There is this unsubstantiated general perception that we are the second nation loved and blessed by God aside the state of Israel. As funny as it sounds, a lot of people have strong belief in that.  It gets deeper in football seasons especially, when we manage a win through a last-minute penalty.  That is Ghana for you. Continue reading YOUTH POWER – MORE VIM

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION;


  – – – OF ACCOMODATION AND SAFETY MEASURES.

Being prepared for the worst is always one thing; confronting its stark actualization is another.  There is a point at which the mind threatens to fold up, succumbing to its own destructive power of evocation – Soyinka.

University education undoubtedly is one of the few luxuries that no nation can afford to mess around with.  The University is one of the focal tools necessary for development.  It is also a repertoire of vast knowledge.  Being the highest level of the educational ladder, it provides us with a lot of human resources.  It is for this reason that every society, region or nation that wishes to develop must pay particular attention to its universities, both public and private. Continue reading UNIVERSITY EDUCATION;