These are tough times to be a human being – Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

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Story by:  Senyo Komla Gladstone

Board Chairman of National Communications Authority, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo has encouraged the youth to remain resolute in the pursuit of their dreams and not give up in these trying times.

The celebrated broadcaster said, “my heart goes out to young people, it is a tough time to be a human being unless you have a godfather or some rich parents who will pour the milk and honey up your nostrils but otherwise it is tough”.

Speaking on Conversation With Mike Eghan, the famed journalist empathized with young journalists and the youth as he recounted his youthful days were he had to walk long distances from Adabraka to the work place at Ghana News Agency because he did not have money to either pick trotro or taxi.

“Wherever you find yourself, however, small your pay pocket or salary is even if it is too small to be worth a bank account, keep at it because there are no shortcuts to the top of a coconut tree. You have to climb it with the risk of falling down.”

“Remember it is a marathon it is not a sprint and sometimes you will be behind but keep running it will not always pay off. There will be horrible days, there will be days you will go without food there will be days you will have to walk long distances like I did walking sometimes from Adabraka to Ghana News Agency to work and back because I didn’t have money to take taxi or trotro.”

“But I loved to do my work, I loved my work even if you are not paid take it as an internship because you won’t get a job with blank spaces in your CV.”

“No one gets hired for being at home.”


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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