Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has an insatiable want for service. Her work ethic is in itself management elevated to an artwork. And I’ve witnessed this distinct high quality she possesses, in abundance, from a front-row seat.
The operating mate to the Nationwide Democratic Congress’ flagbearer John Mahama’s seasoned co-pilot has this profound potential to immediately set up an intimate reference to voters whereas on the transfer.
It’s previous sundown and Professor Opoku-Agyemang has been on the highway since dawn. We lastly arrive on the Sekondi Palace and maneuver by means of the euphoric swam of patriotic residents — a lot of them visibly seduced by her presence.
It’s the final official occasion of the day and her complete crew is extremely exhausted. However not the Vice-Presidential candidate. For her, the deeply engrained pursuit of excellence goes on. Professor Opoku-Agyemang is at all times prepared to attract folks nearer and deliberate with them.
She has an infectious charisma that arouses pleasure inside the mass-based rank and file of the celebration. However what she’s even much more remarkably wonderful at is to stimulate the mental curiosity of apolitical folks and apathetic voters.
A younger frail gentleman, his eyes firmly fastened on Professor Opoku-Agyemang as she gesticulates and bonds with fellow residents, was overpowered by pleasure. He stretched forth his lean palms, virtually on the verge of tears, and beamed with a ravishing smile.
The love was reciprocal and fairly attribute of a lady that has spent many years devoted to the lives of others – particularly younger folks. She gazed on the younger man for a quick second, with an apparent look of melancholy, and waved.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang by no means ceases to take her eyes off the voters. She devotes her complete consideration to the vitality of the gang and measures the heart beat of the folks.
To the exuberant youth lined up on the streets, the feelings don’t stem from their fascination along with her fame, there’s extra to it. Professor Opoku-Agyemang is a logo of hope — a path out of poverty and illness; a pioneer of a greater future.
As a pace-setting tutorial — the primary feminine Vice-Chancellor of a state College — her pure intuition is to develop the skills of individuals and create equal alternative for all; that has been a core worth of her occupation.
Naana, over the course of her tutorial profession, has administered an establishment clustered with residents from all provinces of Ghana. The Cape Coast College, a centre of scholarship over which she presided, is extra a much less a microcosm of the Republic. And that’s why her stance on ethnocentrism is easy: to deconstruct institutionalised tribalism and construct on the values that unite us.
She emerged by means of the glass ceilings of society with grace and earned the respect of Ghanaians. She continues to revive religion within the hearts of us all that politics can, certainly, be an honest occupation if executed otherwise.
It is a defining second for Ghana. We’re on the verge of a historic event and he or she’s on the coronary heart of this motion. Her revolution is about love, peace and fraternity.