Editorial

Greetings to you, precious reader, and welcome to the 20th edition of Spiritan Insight. As I spend time reflecting on the past, I am amazed how Spiritan Insight is progressively establishing itself as a renowned magazine with international patronage that goes not only beyond the shores of Ghana to other African countries like Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo, Benin, etc., but also the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, USA, and many other countries. This has been made possible through the worldwide mission-work of priests and Brothers of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorist), Congregation of Saint Joseph of Muriado (Josephites), Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers), Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) and other international students. Most of the comments received this year about our publications were progressive and urging us to move on. Looking back at our humble beginning, I am pleasantly surprised how the rough times we have been through have greatly transformed us into a formidable medium for education and information. The journey has not been an easy one. We have come this far by the grace of God and with the help of our readers and contributors. It goes without saying that, one good turn deserves another. If our work has touched and transformed some lives in society today, then, we owe everyone who has been part of this course some gratitude. It is our hope that you would all accept this as our widow’s mite. We have therefore decided to dedicate this edition to our supporters. God abundantly bless them. Dear reader, say a little prayer for them to continue to have that soft heart for our course. It is not possible to express how much gratitude we owe to them in this editorial column. It is, however, our fervent hope that this will let them realize how much we appreciate every bit of their contribution. The issues contained in this edition are simply appetizing. Spiritan Insight has decided to move with time and the theme for this edition is enough evidence of the kind of issues people want to discuss today. According to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as soon as public service ceases to be the main business of the citizens, and they prefer to serve with their pocketbooks rather than with their persons, the state is already close to its ruin. Is it necessary to march to battle? They pay troops and stay home. Is it necessary to attend the council? They name deputies and stay home. By dint of laziness and money, they finally have soldiers to enslave the country and representatives to sell it. On this light, the central theme of our 20th edition is Citizens’ Participation in Nation Building. By the time you finish reading this publication, you would agree with me that our distinguished contributors have intelligently fed you with food fit for the mind that might change your perception of society and your approach to issues. The interview granted by Mr. Wilson Raphael Arthur, Ashanti Regional Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) exposes the nature of our world when looked at with scientific glasses. We are honoured to publish the profile of Sir Kt. Ambrose Akyebe Yennah, – the Managing Director of AIDEC Holdings Ltd. An alumnus of University of Professional Studies, Accra. He is a devout Catholic and is currently the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall, a Catholic friendly and charitable organization, which is a member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights (IACK) and Unum Omnes with its headquarters in Rome. I doff my hat to all the students who took the pain to write articles this year and our team of formators and staff. Without them, our course would have been fruitless. While dedicating this editorial to our contributors, supporters and readers, I would like to remind you that our doors are still open to anyone who is interested in writing or contributing to this magazine. We welcome comments and contributions either through our postal address or through e-mail. In whatever way you want | 2 | Insight May 2019 THE EDITORIAL TEAM Rev. Fr. Anthony ANOMAH, CSSp. (Adviser) Dr. Albert DARE (Adviser) Mr. Kombian William SOMTUAKA (Adviser) EricMary MGBENYA (Editor-In-Chief) Sylvester Adu BOAHEN (Secretary) Pierre Paul ONITCHANGO (SRC Representative) Immanuel ITOBIONOVWA (Photographer) Christophe MBANGO (Treasurer) Thomas ADU (Advert Manager) Emmanuel Ofori DONKOR (Marketing Manager) Christian ALALBA (PRO) to be part of this unique family, you are most welcome. You can never tell what your contribution will do to someone somewhere. Let us learn to share whatever we have because there is nothing we have that we did not receive. There are opportunities for companies and organizations to advertise and interested groups or persons should contact or write to the advertising officer through our address. The world is our mission and we are leaving no stone unturned in order to spread the message of wisdom, knowledge and information. We are confident that you would never regret choosing us, because our copies are sold in Ghana and in the diaspora. Wishing you a prosperous and life-fulfilling year until you read from us again next year. God richly bless you for purchasing a copy of this magazine and for reading it.

 Comrade EricMary MGBENYA

talk2ericmary@gmail.com

Editor-in-chief

THE EDITORIAL TEAM

Dr. Albert DARE
(Adviser)

Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony
ANOMAH, CSSp.
(Adviser)

Mr. Kombian William
SOMTUAKA
(Adviser)

Immanuel ITOBIONOVWA
(Photographer)

EricMary MGBENYA
(Editor-In-Chief)

Pierre Paul
ONITCHANGO
(SRC Representative)

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