Saturday, July 11, 2009

A New Moment Of Great Promise For Africa


"This is a new moment of great promise.
To realize that promise, we must first recognize a fundamental truth that you have given life to in Ghana: Development depends upon good governance. That is the ingredient which has been missing in far too many places, for far too long. That is the change that can unlock Africa's potential."
. . . President Barack Hussein Obama
(11 July 2009; Accra, Ghana)


I am a believer. Yes. I am really an odd B.E.L.I.E.V.E.R.
I am one of those who tirelessly believe in a promising future for Africa.
The future of Africa can indeed be as glorious as we, Africans, want it to be if we apply ourselves to work for it.
I am a believer in a new Africa. An exemplary Africa. An inspirational Africa.
There is really no reason why Africans can not rise up to the challenge of creating a better future for children and ourselves. This is Barack Obama's Africa.
Today's evangelistic speech delivered by president Barack Obama at Accra's International Conference Centre, in my view, is a poignant reminder to Africans everywhere to desist from the familiar excuses and blame games and embrace the old age principles that have worked in other places of the world.
May the inspiring words of Barack Hussein Obama rekindle hope in every African heart for a better tomorrow.
Yes we still can.

2 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

I don't know how we can keeping echoing Mr. Obama's words (which are themselves echoing the words of Kwame Nkrumah and many others), but we must. And, then, maybe WE CAN!

posekyere said...

We surely must continue believing and walking the path to our own breakthrough. To do otherwise is simply fatalistic.
It is said that in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.So let Obama and others continue to proclaim what has been said over and over again. One day a critical mass of our people will get the message and before you know it, the dreams of our fathers will become a reality.
Bless you NY!!