Ghanaians have a gratitude tradition; nevertheless, generally misplaced. From our infancy, one of many first issues we’re taught is to point out gratitude for a present given or a service rendered by an grownup.
Thus, a toddler is given one thing and the dad or mum or guardian instantly prods: “Say thanks!”
If the dad or mum or guardian was absent when the reward was given, on attending to know, their first query could be: “Did you say thanks?”
If the kid didn’t, she or he is marched again to the benefactor to do the needful: present appreciation!
Exhibiting gratitude is an effective factor. It knits societies collectively, tightening the bonds of friendship and fellow feeling.
It’s the proper response for the trouble and consideration behind the giving of a present, which may very well be an merchandise, service or the facilitation of some want.
As a Christian, I take a cue from Jesus, who within the Bible was grieved when he healed 10 lepers and just one (a Samaritan, who didn’t know the mores of the Israelites) returned to say thanks.
I feel Jesus was grieved, as a result of the therapeutic was a present accomplished out of his loving mercy on people.
In contrast to Ghanaian ‘women and men of God’, Jesus didn’t cost. It was an act of his grace, the lepers didn’t advantage it, however it was granted anyway; and if, per probability Jesus had been a Ghanaian and cash had been demanded, they may not even have afforded it.
Within the guide of Romans, the Bible additionally develops the thought of labor as a meritorious, paid-for endeavour and style or reward as free. Thus, work goes with pay and a present goes with thanks.
Due to this fact, my query is, is the work of the President work in the true which means of the time period, or is it a charitable endeavour towards Ghanaians?
Do the President and his ministers receives a commission for his or her effort? Sure, I feel so, as a result of the fundamental regulation of Ghana, the 1992 Structure, stipulates that. Certainly, there are particular provisions on their emoluments, in addition to MPs and judges.
Thus, if the President and his males’s efforts are paid for, together with different allowances supported by the taxpayer, how come some ministers are asking us to thank them for doing their jobs?
Some two weeks in the past, the President’s males (that’s his ministers) held conferences to present an replace of labor on their respective sectors.
Using on the benefit of their positions and energy, they sought to patronise Ghanaians by asking us to thank them for all their efforts!
Messrs ministers and Mr President, have you ever all not obtained your newest pay cheques? Saying thanks, then to your personal work executed, is likely to be an act of cynicism.
It could even be that due to the dangerous governance we now have had as Africans, our political elite imagine they will do the minimal and we are going to fall and worship at their ft in gratitude!
I actually cringe once I hear anybody say that we should always thank our legislators for doing the work they had been elected to do and for which they’re satisfactorily compensated.
Is it a universally logical factor to do to thank somebody for working? Until, maybe the individual takes the additional effort to do one thing that’s positively out of his or her capabilities.
Sure, generally thanking the President or a minister is so as. They may make an effort to grace one’s occasion when their schedules are extraordinarily tight. Thanking them for that’s so as.
Thanking them for locating the time to grace our weddings and different social capabilities is so as, as a result of they could have put within the additional effort to attain that.
Ghanaians should be sensible. Nobody does us favours by working for us!