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NPP Primaries – Colonialism Was The Best Gift That Ever Happened To Ghana

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Tomorrow hopefully, the New Patriotic Party, the incumbent political party in the country goes through another democratic process, voting to elect parliamentary candidates to represent them in the national elections.

This is actually a big deal now as most media houses have begun to discreetly take coverage of this exercise. By now, eligible candidates are under mixed feelings waiting to see how much the delegates would live by the promises made to them during their campaign.

Ghana has been accorded as one of the giant democratic countries in Africa, from our so-called peaceful elections and transmission of power from one political party to the acceptance of multi-party system of which characters like Akua Donkoh could stand for a presidential position, this is just the least to prove that indeed this is a democratic republic.

The primaries are the elections made by delegates that is an internal election to choose a candidate who would contest against other political parties in the national elections. Therefore it is equally important as much as the national elections especially if you find yourself in an area deemed a strong hold for your political party; this would make it easier for you to win in the national elections should you win in the primaries.

The previous weeks have been coupled with ridiculous campaign promises some of which being the buying of cars for over seventy delegates, a woman who promised on a radio station of building a library, a micro finance company, social center, ex-gratia for retirees and so many other promises. I call them dangerous campaign promises which any smart delegate should flee from because it is evident how these politicians are going to recoup back such unforgiving losses they make through such absurd campaign exercise.

Four years into the administration of the current government, it doesn’t come as a surprise as campaign promises still look stagnant and not forthcoming. The silence of citizens isn’t a sign of contentment but discontents as a result of the repetitive absolute failure of both past and current political parties.

It keeps getting murkier each passing day. The loss of  trust in the system such as hospitals, judiciary, education, etc, corruption on an industrial scale,  poor standard of living and the unquestionable profligate looting of state funds and resources where the rich keep getting richer and the poor getting poorer makes me wonder whether there is any difference in our current life and the then colonial system.

It is supposed to be debatable but any observant detailed person would realize that, the same things our political fathers fought against and for us because of colonialism had reared its unpardonable head again but this time in a hopeless way. Hopeless because we are suffering from two modern colonialism effect at the moment which is the internal colonization by a group of so called political elites and the pathetic neo-colonialism by the external forces.

 The controllers of the internal political parties have amassed and shared wealth among themselves to the extent that it is extremely difficult as an outsider and a regular citizen like myself to have a comfortable life in Ghana. Then coupled with greed or ignorance liaise with the international bodies to subdue us into the new form of colonization; neo colonization. So, instead of the past where our dilemma depended on only one form of suffering being colonization by the Whiteman, we are painfully enduring a double form of this same moth.

Now, taking a retrospective look, it was evident that, systems in the colonial sector worked better than now and the quick way our founding fathers wanted to gain independent seemed unprepared. There was a desire to manage our own affairs but we could not manage that which was bestowed on us by the intruders. Perhaps there should have been a more enduring spirit to study and to know more by the mode of operations by our colonial masters before quickly wanting to take the scepter of rulership. If not, then all the current happening are just intentional selfish bid by this political parties to drain citizens for their own current and future generation.

Imagine selling your citizenship right to have a better standard of living for one thousand Ghana cedis for the next four years. That is what happens when you decide to take such a penny to vote for an irresponsible candidate. Who are even the responsible candidates?

Source: Ghanafeed.com

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Mass Resignation Reportedly Hits Activa Insurance Ghana- Reasons Unknown

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Reports reaching this portal indicate that Activa Insurance, a reputable insurance firm in the country has been hit with mass resignation in recent weeks, for reasons still pretty much unclear.

As of the time of filing this report, this portal understands that the Head of Agency, Head of Special Projects, Head of Broker, Claims team member and others have already tendered in their resignations and are no longer working with the insurance company.

ACTIVA International Insurance Ghana has their working staff to be less than sixty (60). It has therefore been a worry and great concern looking at the rate at which staff especially heads of department are resigning.

ACTIVA International Insurance Ghana was CIMG Non- Life Insurance Company of the Year (CIMG Awards 2007).

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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SUJIMOTO: Starting 2021 With An Attitude Of Gratitude

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“Giving for us in Sujimoto is beyond Corporate Social Responsibility, it is a Lifestyle! Nothing inspires me more than touching the lives of others, because if no one had given me a chance, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

These were the golden words of the MD/CEO of Sujimoto, Mr. Sijibomi Ogundele, when he decided to reach out and touch the lives of ordinary and hardworking Nigerians, who have been the most affected by the Corona Virus pandemic that has crippled businesses and economies world over.

2020 has been a very tough year! From the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged the world, to the tension of #EndSARS agitation, where many lives were lost; and more recently the economic recession that we have finally plunged into as a nation, 2020 has indeed been a very tough year. If for anything, 2020 taught us about the importance of gratitude and the frailty of life. More importantly, it has taught us the significance of being our neighbours’ keeper – we need each other to survive. In the words of Sijibomi Ogundele; “If your neighbour is hungry, your chicken is not safe”.

From Falomo to Agege, the Sujimoto Santa stormed the streets of Lagos, rewarding diligent Nigerians with large hampers and envelopes of cash meant to empower and put smiles on the faces of these vulnerable but hardworking Lagosians.

Leading the Sujimoto team, Mr. Ogundele himself, took to the streets of Lagos to proliferate the good news of love to Lagosians who are striving at different levels to earn an honest living and fend for themselves and their families. People who despite the economic downturn, have decided have been resolute and resilient in their quest to provide for their families.

According to Mr. Ogundele, “One of such lucky Lagosians was a pregnant hawker by the name Mercy, who we later learnt has been abandoned by husband. I was sad to see this lady, heavily pregnant but still trying to provide for herself and her unborn child. It is interesting to see how enterprising she is despite her condition. She reminded me of the resilience of most Nigerian women, in the face of hardship. Same resilience that took my trader mother from Ijebu Igbo to Lagos, to become one of the major distributors for Nestle Nigeria, just as the lady moved from one tray to multiple gifts. We have launched a campaign to find her and better her life.

Another beneficiary of the Sujimoto Santa was a middle-aged traffic warden at Ogudu roundabout. A woman who is known in that community as a very committed and a dedicated traffic warden, never leaving her duty post, come rain or shine, always ensuring the traffic is smooth in that axis and she is known for always wearing a smile.

According to Mr. Ogundele, ‘An incredible, selfless and patriotic Civil Servant like her deserves special recognition for her selfless service to her country people. While we appreciated her with cash gift and a bumper hamper, we believe that people like her should be specially rewarded by the government to serve as an inspiration for the younger generations.”

From Ikorodu to Ogudu, Sujimoto also reached out to unsuspecting petty traders, group of highway managers, industrious disabled men who did not allow their condition affect their hustle and many others.

Despite all that 2020 came with, the MD still made all Sujimoto staff, do the Gratitude jump in recognition of what 2020 represents to many more. In his New Year Address to Nigerians, Mr. Ogundele reiterated his stance on the need to start 2021 with an attitude of gratitude. According to him;

“Be a source of HOPE to the hopeless, because 2020 has shown us all that we are all interconnected. What happens to one, affects everyone else. Therefore, when our neighbour bleeds, we all bleed.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Don’t Allow Passengers To Eat In Buses, It Will Defeat The Fight Against Covid Spread – Dr Think Twice Tells Drivers Unions

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The President of a policy Think Tank on Social Interventions Policies, a Consultant and Activist on Societal Prressures, an ambassador for the fight against COVID 19, Mr Ernest Birmeh aka Dr. Think Twice is caling on all drivers unions across the country as a matter of urgency, to stop all passengers from eating in buses to reduce spread of the deadly virus. He said this when he personally had interaction with passengers on board VIP, STC and some executives of GPRTU in Accra. As part of his ambassadorial role in the fight against COVID 19, he was able to educate passengers about the second wave of the virus and the need to curtail the spread.

“The second wave of the deadly virus might take us with overwhelming surprise if we don’t put up a consensus efforts to curb it immediately. The current infection rate per reports from health authorities is something we shouldn’t take lightly. Therefore, it should be a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to get involved, put up collective strong measures to curb the spread of the virus”

“One of the formidable measures that can ensure the curtailment of the virus, is to ensure no passenger eats in every bus. Eating in vehicles has a potential capability of spreading the virus. Every passenger is mandated to wear a nose mask before boarding a vehicle, therefore, to eat in the vehicle definitely will call for the removal of the nose mask. Eating could attract spillage of saliva as well as sneezing, if a person is a carrier, definitely, he shares the virus to other passengers” He told passengers plying from Accra to other regions across the country.

“Therefore, all drivers union across the country should ensure passengers traveling both long and short distances don’t eat in buses. Long distance buses, should give passengers enough time to eat at stopovers, wear their nosemasks before boarding buses” He concluded.

Source: THINK TWICE FOUNDATION GHANA.

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