It is slightly earlier midday, we are in Sekondi and the weather conditions is as hot as lava. All it normally takes is one particular fall of h2o, or perhaps more, for any of us to exude steam, but for now the campaign team nevertheless has miles to wander. We soldier on.
The staff is boxed inside of a sauna coal-tarred streets beneath and archaic cement structures all around us.
The sea is only a stone-toss away, lined up with hand-crafted banana-formed classic Fanti pirogues and canoes sculptured from wooden.
There is only a thick pile of rubbish on rocks that divides us it merely mirrors the calibre and functionality of the leadership entrusted to condition our culture.
The stench of neglect is offensive it is basically filthier than the Akufo-Addo governing administration. I’d substantially relatively not point out the clear but obviously: there’s a will need for a change in authorities, and it have to be now.
But there is a change in our moods and energies moments following. And of class, it’s driven by the tunes: a car appropriate in advance of us, loaded with speakers, blasts with out any apologies the NDC rendition of gospel strike tune ‘bobolebo’.
I’m not the only one particular out of the blue invigorated — joined by a flock of progressives, the workforce jog and clap to the concept of the tune.
It is not also prolonged before we hop in the vehicle and get again on the highway. Place: the Ghana Nationwide Affiliation of Instructors Corridor. Professor Opoku-Agyemang is scheduled to hold a dialogue session with traders and pros.
The ambiance inside of the setting up upon her arrival is almost non secular – there’s a exceptional perception of genuine enjoy and admiration for Prof. Opoku-Agyemang. She glides by the hall with grace and ascends the stage.
The rapture could not be tempered even soon after an ambitious plea by organisers for the folks to relaxed down. And, in that divine minute, the Vice-Presidential applicant, with what has develop into her signature dance, sways gently from side to facet, rolling just one index finger around the other.
I was utterly shocked by the cult all around her temperament. She seems to have awoken, in the incredibly breasts of the citizenry, a strong sense of delight, patriotism and industry.
The corridor is packed with a kaleidoscope of citizens: From the meticulous carpenters and masons that erect the structures of the city, seamstresses that maintain the group vogue, an association of gender equity activists and so forth.
A single soon after the other, the groups outline their aspirations and shower the Vice-Presidential applicant with praise.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang stays principled. She does not regulate her flag to the wind. Rather, she stays on training course. She listens. She absorbs thoughts, assessments and notes down tips.
She last but not least tends to make her way to the podium. There is a transient couple of seconds of silence in anticipation of her speech.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang produced a situation that the denial of essential socioeconomic legal rights to Ghanaians was not a partisan problem and termed, in an outburst of nationalism, for the neighborhood to broaden their thought of Ghana as a Republic earlier mentioned tribalism.
We all sat tightly glued to our seats and assimilated her values.
The pleasure she was acquired with did not fairly match her exit they were determined to halt her departure. “Yaa Asantewaa really do not leave”, a woman clad in NDC colors wailed.
I could fully relate to her sentiment.
To girls like her — environmentally friendly, white and pink are extra than just colors the tricoloured NDC flag is a character and unique method to nation-developing.
The period of a new dawn in our Fourth attracts nigh. Ghana is blessed with an tasteful lifestyle, diligent citizens and abundant organic means.
The mass of our people today just cannot proceed to endure the painful socioeconomic realities that maintain them in poverty and disease. We will have to increase above the issues and leave a previous of mediocre nation-developing powering.
The Nationwide Democratic Congress shall return Ghana to its submit-independence period of glory so we acquire our rightful spot amongst the nations of the universe.
Vincent Djokoto is an Adviser at D. K. T. Djokoto & Co and a Columnist passionate about politics, pop tradition and record. He is an avid chess participant, music enthusiast and Accra Hearts of Oak enthusiast.