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- Goodwill does not exclude hard chances. I had completed my exam two weeks earlier and had traveled some seven hours from cape coast to Duayaw Nkwanta, the town I lived with my parents. In the spirit of good faith of reaching out, I traveled back to campus to help make history by reaching out to lives. Prior to this journey I believed once you had chosen to do the right thing, you become trouble free. The story of Israel, a fresh college graduate on the bus thought me, goodwill may actually lead to death.
- Faith or the lack of it is born in hard time. I saw my faith grow exponentially after the event, maybe because I was safely spared but I saw people steadily lose their giant grip on faith as mine grew. I am sure I have question the why it all happened countless times, but the truth is, it does indeed happen! and if it does, pray it causes you to grow rather than kill you.
- Purpose can be born through all circumstances if you don’t give up. No single event in my life has forge purpose for me than, my near death experience at Twifo Praso. I became resolved in life to make a difference because I had seen the fleeting nature of life with my own eyes. I had seen beauty been stripped off the skins of humanity and that horribly sad story of twenty three young student who only wanted to help somebody get better, gave birth to my own purpose for life.
Let me sum it up by saluting the pain and loss of every person on the bus and the family of my comrades, we remember the day not with happiness but with the memory of sacrifice which must drive us not to waste the blood of these young men and women but to toil in making our land a better place to live.