- If you want your spouse to trust you be trustworthy. Be where you said you would be.
- Do what you said you would do. Keep no secret. Tell nothing but the truth always.
- Be completely honest and open with your spouse. Never give your spouse reason to doubt you.
- Be a man or woman of his word. Trust is earned not demanded.
- If you know that you did something wrong that hurt your husband or wife humble yourself and apologize. If your spouse genuinely apologized, forgive him or her. No marriage can survive without constant forgiveness and apology.
- Listen to your spouse. Sometimes your spouse doesn’t need answers or advice; they just need you to sit down next to them, hold their hand, look them in the eyes, and listen.
- The people you spend time with have great influence on the quality of your marriage. Be vigilant! Take inventory of your friends. Not everyone around you is trying to build or bless your marriage.
- It takes two people to make a quarrel but only one person to stop it. Be the peacemaker in your marriage.
- Marriage flourishes when the couple works together as a team; when both husband and wife decide that winning together is more important than keeping score.
- Never stop dating your spouse. It keeps the fire burning in your marriage.
Member of Parliament for the Manhyia North Constituency in the Ashanti Region is calling for an end to what he terms the continuous politicization of the National Sanitation Day (NSD) exercise describing such attitude as retrogression to nation development.
Honorable Collins Owusu Amankwah, who is advocating for the review of the program, said it is worrying to see a social issue sank into politics.
He noted that the recent ranking that placed Ghana the seventh (7th) dirtiest country in the World must be a wake up call to Ghanaians.
The program which was instituted by Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) was in response to a cholera outbreak in 2014.
The exercise which is observed every first Saturday of a new month also aims at reducing squalor and insanitary conditions that breeds diseases and affect the health of residents negatively.
Concerns have been raised over the apathy that has greeted the exercise since it was initiated.
Mr Owusu Amankwah is therefore challenging the citizenry to embrace the exercise wholeheartedly rather than making politics out of the it.
He stressed that “I think once is a national program, we need to approach it in a very nationalistic way than to politicize it”.
He also attributed the low participation of the citizenry to the absence of laws backing the program.
He blamed the Ghana’s poor sanitation in recent times on the lack of investment in the sanitation sector and the proliferation of sachet water packs and other waste materials into the environment.
The Manhyia North MP also wants sanitation laws of the country to be effectively enforced to prosecute sanitation offenders.
He indicated that the exercise would only be successful if laws are passed to back its sustainability.
He also pledged his readiness to ensure such laws were passed by Parliament.
He has also called for an intensive education to deal with the hostile attitude of the Ghanaians towards good sanitation practices.
Executive Director for Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has expressed disappointment in the Ghanaian media.
According to Mr. Sulemana Braimah, the media industry is becoming an entity that politicians use to propagate their agenda.
He said the media has lost its focus of centering on the critical developmental challenges affecting the country and have instead turned their platforms into one for political debate.
“Our media industry is absolutely and almost entirely becoming an entity that politicians use to propagate their agenda, normally just propaganda and one wonders why journalists will continue to tolerate and make our media platforms, platforms for political discussions, usually NPP, NDC.”
The MFWA Executive Director was speaking at a zonal advocacy workshop organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) with the support of the European Union to build the capacity of media personnel in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Central Regions towards strengthening Ghana’s democracy.
He believes the media is partly to blame for the problems in the country, adding if “our media, journalists across the country were focusing on the issues and dealing with the critical problems facing this country, our politicians will sit up, those who have to do what they have to do will it and do it right .” (sic)
The obviously concerned Sulemana Braimah has therefore admonished journalists to discard the practice of engaging political opponents in unnecessary blame games and rather “do what they have to do”.
He said what the people want in their lives is to know what journalists can do to ensure that authorities are held accountable for their actions and duty bearers are transparent in what they do.
Something he indicates will help in nation building in the long run.