Editor’s Note: “Words that Never Die” is a weekly installment of compelling quotes from the world’s most influential people. This week, we are focusing on Steve Jobs. This is a commencement address delivered by the former CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc. on June 12, 2005, at Stanford University.
Prior to Dr Abrefa Busia becoming the president of the second republic of Ghana in 1969, he had written a number of books and articles chastising the previous administrations and in the same vein espousing what he perceived should be the underlying factors of a true democracy.
Is it anger, disgust, violence, frustration or just normal social behavior that leads people to openly spit in public? As much as I don’t want to kiss anyone in public, I don’t want to share anyone’s saliva.
In a country where the media only move from one issue to another without actually following up the former to see justice done to them, leaders are given the opportunity to engage in what I call ‘prostitutional’ corruption.
There is a popular joke that the name zebra crossing should be changed to human crossing because some drivers think the name suggests it is for zebras. Well, to all those drivers, I say, please, it is for human beings. In fact, zebra crossing is also known as pedestrian crossing but I wonder why pedestrian crossing is not as popular as zebra crossing is.
He who calls for equity must come with clean hands. Some of our leaders most especially our political leaders have fallen short of this saying. But I’ve been wondering, how about the youths of today, are we really the early 1600s sanctimonious people we claim to be today?
I am Dr. Yaw Perbi (no, not an honorary doctorate), a medical doctor by training, a pastor-missionary by calling and currently president of International Student Ministries Canada, Global CEO of The HuD Group and Catalyst for the Lausanne Movement.
My heart breaks a little when I think of the many people suffering from severe depression and anxiety who haven’t sought help because of the stigma our society has attached to mental illnesses and disorders.
So in this modern society of Ghana, who would still deny that the police on the roads take bribes from drivers on a daily basis? No one? Great! With that fact established, what if other professionals like teachers also decided to do same? What then would we be turning this country into in the long run?
Dear Sir Comparing the Ghana Institute of Journalism to the University of Ghana or University of Cape Coast in terms of resources is like comparing a member of parliament to his meagre farming constituents. It does not even come close. Not that you have done this comparison but I just want to draw your attention to that.
When the history of the evolution of our liberal constitutional order is written, we must recognise not only those who participated in the drafting of the Constitution but also those who systematically and conscientiously prepared the legal infrastructure for the interpretation and application of the Constitution.