I hope the last letter that was sent to you has been very well noted and that we are going to go by the things we learnt to make sure together,we will do greater things as we move on. Today, there is another important call that has come our way. It is one that needs you and I to be very well adherent to and move on. We are also going to have a guest who will tell us more about what we are going to talk about. Our guest is an award winning Ghanaian investigative journalist who has impacted the world so much through his works. Come along and lets us have a great time of motivation,inspiration and plan a great tomorrow.
Listening to the lyrics of the patriotic Ghanaian song, “As3m yi di ka” one rime on the radio,I was really charged.
The lyrics says;
As3m yi di ka (2×) This issue deserves to be said
Hena b3ka Who will say it?
the next line says
Obra yi di b) (2×) This life deserves to be lived
hena b3b)? Who will live it?
then the next;
Edwuma yi di y3 (2×) This work deserves to be done
Hena b3y3? Who will do it?
In all these calls, the response that comes is;
Me ara O! Me ara Me OH! its me
3nny3 obiara oo me ara No one else but me
A lot of us Ghanaians have heard this song over and over again but have we taken a second or two to answer theses questions? The question I ask myself is; “So this song lives and mother Ghana is riddled with all the injustice,indiscipline and unfaithfulness on a daily basis?”
The words in the song above asks us a question of the what you and I should do in the face of irregularities in our society. That there is a particular work that is to be rendered to the nation and who is supposed to do it? That something has to be said about this situation that is crippling mother Ghana so much but everyone seems to be quiet about. That there is a particular life that you and I must live to make mother Ghana great and greater: but if you and I(children of mother Ghana) are not ready to live it, who should? Of course dear citizen, no one else will do that except you and I.It is so sad to hear that the people we have entrusted our fates with are rather failing us and are putting our fates in jeopardy. As we go on, we will get to know one very big and sad revelation our guest will make today. This was from an interview he had with another award winning Ghanaian journalist who is also pushing the frontiers to make positive change; Mr.Jefferson Sackey on his flagship show ‘Jefferson Sackey Reports'(JSR).
These two journalists (Anas and Jefferson Sackey) are without doubt two great assets of mother Ghana as they have made great impacts of positivity to our society. They have even been able to go beyond the borders of the country and are now touching the world. This is because, my brothers and sisters, they saw something that deserves to be said and said it. There was a work that should have been done and they willingly did it and there was a life that deserved to be lived and they willingly lived it. Today, they are changing lives all over the world. This is how mother Ghana trained us to be and we must make sure to live it.
The time is now! We must not postpone it, it is now. We must start living it now. Again, the time is now to get into what really moves this great man; Anas Aremyaw Anas to do what he does and why he does it.
I believe that this is same with all professions. What is the point in doing what what you are trained to do as a way of service to humanity whiles you make a living of it but does not affect society positively? We must make up our minds that we will serve man and country through what we do. It begins with no one but you.
If you do a work make sure that it is well done. We must make it a point to do away with all those times of shoddy works. The days of “it wasn’t initiated by this government” must end. A lot of good works have started all around the country but have unfortunately stopped because of partisan politics. Let’s remember that we do what we do for the citizens and not a political party or a group of people. We must say what needs to be said,do what needs to be done and live that life which needs to be lived with one mindset of doing it for the best of mother Ghana.
We are the ones who best understand what we do and how we do it. We must therefore spearhead all that must be said and done and live the life that must be lived with all faithfulness and loyalty to mother Ghana. We are and have the requisite knowledge and power to do and do very well.
One of the problems that mother Ghana is faced with especially in terms of administrative works is the inter-agency collaboration in their line of duty. For reasons best known and explained by these agencies, collaborations that has to be done by both sides to get works done is sometimes a problem. But moving on, we must make it a point to know clearly, first of all what each and everyone does, at what point in time one is supposed to come in and finally enhance the collaborations to get works well done. It begins with you and I.
It is very important you and I begin to preach the values and tenets on which mother Ghana was set. These include loyalty and faithfulness to nation, service, patriotism, holding in high esteem the heritage won for us, unity and all the rest. But before we do so, we must examine ourselves to see whether we first of all pass the test? Remember, it starts with you and I. It would be very bad and sad if you and I are to just talk the talk and not walk the talk.
Change is what the country needs in all aspects of its life. Especially the change that comes from a transformed mindset to do exactly what you know very well is right for the good of all. Positive Change is what we need at all times. We are all looking up to each other to make that change happen in the corner where we find ourselves.
For a surety, the good works that you do selflessly for mother Ghana will in the end pay of. There surely will be a time the world and everyone will say “thank you”.
In doing the great work you do for man and country, there will be a lot of setbacks from people around us who think otherwise of going the right way. Our works must be beneficial to the least of persons in every corner of the country. Everyone matters and deserves to be treated right just as you want to be. The people first! That is what leadership is about.
Children are amongst other things the ones the elderly must dearly protect and nurture to become great and illustrious sons and daughters of the land one day. What is the point here if you call them “future leaders” and rather cripple their future through the work you are to do to ensure a proper future? That building you are erecting but are not going by the rules and regulations can have a toll on their education,that action you put up and are making them learn from will have a negative effect on our systems one day should they be at the helm of affairs; the cruelty metted out to some of them just diminishes their outlook on life not to talk of they having a great positive impact on it. So the next time you are doing what you do,ask yourself if it will put a smile on their faces?
For the very best of our country,we must make up our minds to rebuild all the has been lost to the unfaithfulness and disloyalty of those who have left of seeing to it that things gets destroyed. We must make up our minds to build. I urge you not to give up the course of building what has been destroyed. We need it rebuilt. Good men must build! The world counts on you to build.
One thing to be certain of is that,you aren’t doing what you are doing just because the law or God or we all say you should do it that way; but because it is a plus to yourself. What do you get from people crying,suffering and being treated with gross injustice because of you? Like the holy book(the Bible) says; “do unto others what you want others to do unto you”. Let’s begin to do whatever we do by putting ourselves in the shoes of those who will taste the effect of what we are doing. Do it good and it will be good for you. The business will thrive the more,you will get more contracts,everyone will like to work with you,buy your products and all that.
Now to the shocking revelation Anas Aremyaw Anas made concerning his next work;
(This is where he talked about the yet to be released ‘Number 12′. A that time no one knew anything about it,not even the title.)
The work hasn’t stopped yet. Never stop,go on with the good work for man and country.
One thing we should never forget in all that we do is to follow the footsteps of those who have by all standards done a great good job for man and country. In setting the new standard to be able to build even where destruction has set in,we must learn from the good steps of others who have been there before us. We must learn from their mistakes as well as their successes. Just as they have been able to make it in their aim to serve man and country with a positive change,you also can. Never be perturbed. The truth is what matters.
I trust dear citizen,that today our passion to see mother Ghana,Africa and the world set on the right path has been re-ignited. The world needs you and I to make everything go on well,to make it safe and for all to be equally treated. Never let go of the great passion and dream to set new standards and make the truth hold in all things and at all times.
Months or probably a year and more after this interview, Anas Aremyaw Anas true to his words have released this shocker in ‘Number 12’. A strong buffer to the fact that there is more coming just as he indicated indicated. The “more” is in two forms I believe; more investigative works from he and his team as well as more investigative journalists. We will get there because we can and we will.