Sight of poverty makes me cry – The New Force leader

Sight of poverty makes me cry – The New Force leader

Nana Kwame Bediako

Everyone has that one thing that could move them to tears- it could be the loss of a loved one, being jilted by a lover, failing to meet a target, losing an election, being robbed and the list could go on and on.

For Nana Kwame Bediako, the lead­er of the New Force, he just cannot stand the sight of poverty.

Poverty, he said makes him emo­tional and could let tears run down his face uncontrollably.

Speaking in an interview with The Spectator on Monday, Mr. Bediako said it was heartbreaking that poverty is everywhere in the country.

“People are struggling but you cannot help everybody. The pain isn’t because people are poor, but the pain is you cannot help everyone” he lamented.

He said as an individual, he had tried to help as many people as pos­sible by giving them jobs or one form of assistance or the other to improve their lives.

However, he was sad that it was not possible for any individual to help everyone eventhough they all needed help and that is what makes him cry.

Mr. Bediako said some people were going through so much difficulties that they could not even afford basic needs of life such as food, water, clothing and shelter.

The man behind the mask on several billboards all over the country which got many speculating what that was about, said the fact that people were not being given enough opportunities to explore their full potentials was something every well-meaning citizen should be concerned about.

Ambitious of becoming the next President with a vision to change the lives of the citizenry, especially the youth through job creation and industrialisation, Mr Bediakosaid he was convinced that, the young people were not being given the chance to give what they have to their country.

Mr Bediako, also known as Cheddar, said the potential of children should even be built right from the scratch when they are very young so that they could become a force to reckon with in whatever field they find themselves in future.

According to Cheddar, countries that had done these over the years had made commendable progress.

He advised that the youth should be groomed to have entrepreneurial skills so that the country could make a lot of money for development.

He said, it was important for people to know that there would beimped­iments on their ways but instead of being bitter about them,they should see that as a motivation to strive harder to be successful.

He recalled that as a young per­son, tension between him and his stepmother, had motivated him to be determined to work for his own prop­erties and not just sit back to inherit what his father had acquired.

He said crisis could bring a lot of good things out of people to make them and achieve things they never thought they could.

Mr. Bediako encouraged the youth to do what is right at all times and work hard for things to get better.

“Pray before you start whatever you want to do and if you are convinced that what you are doing is good, don’t allow anyone to discourage you. Go all out and do it. I tried it and it worked for me” he assured.

 From Dzifa Tetteh Tay, Tema

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