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We can choose which side of the divide we want to be on. We are ...

It appears to me that there will always be two groups of people: those who create value and those who do not. - Image credit - Barlow/McCarthy

The human body is an ecosystem of value creation and dissemination. It is a collection of cells with an unimaginable capacity to achieve. The scope of what this collection of cells is able to create is mind blowing.

Kigali is what they say it is... and more. It is as clean as they say, it is as planned as they say. And there is not a single motorbike rider without a helmet. I am from Ghana, so ...

Kigali, the city of Principles. Image credit - Rwanda Times

I have been in Kigali the last 3 days, in the presence of movers and shakers that only the EIsenhower Fellows can pull together. It has been an insightful 3 days in a city that proves that Africa can have a future, if we choose.

One thing that has been striking in the last few weeks, is a renewed awareness of the need for something beyond just primary health care. We are beginning to ask questions of ourselves: why do we send so many people out of Ghana when it could be done here?

Terminal 3, Kotoka International Airport, Accra. Image credit - ariport-technology

I have spent my last few weeks settling down. Getting back into the groove of all things Ghana. Not much has changed in one year. A few new buildings here, another road there, same people, same challenges.

And so, we are left with the burden to carry on. Because once we are alive, morning turns to evening, and evening to morning, and the cycle continues. And it will not stop, until we do.

On Tomorrow

The flowers are beginning to flash their color here again. The birdsong announces the waking hours. The sun stays longer in a brighter sky every day, as spring beckons. But this has been a month of death.

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