There are two main religions in Africa; traditional and Christian. Both religions are vehemently against homosexuality because for the traditionalist it is completely against the laws of nature and for the Christian, it is against the will of God. Now, let me take it from the Christian point of view because Christianity is the most dominant religion in Africa. Besides, I am Christian so I can explain better.
I remember a comment a friend of mine made which sent me down laughing with my legs in the air. She was talking about sex with her boyfriend after making a promise to me few days ago to be devout in Christianity. When she realized I had heard her tell her friend about her sex life, she looked at me with a stern face and gave a heavy sigh of throwing in the towel,” I am sure God made a BIG mistake when he said we should abstain from sex….” She gave a number of reasons that seemed very reasonable but the fact still remains…it is the word of God.
The fact that we sometimes wish the bible was never against some of our actions does not make them right. In our own thoughts, there are many actions of man that are justified and therefore deserves no correction nor amendment. Sometimes it may even seem stupid in our sight but it is not surprising because “Our ways are not the ways of God”.
Our bodies and minds may dictate to us differently but one thing Christians cannot do away with is the bible. No matter how hard we try to adulterate the word, the word will remain truth. We may choose to ignore it but we know what the word says.
Welcome to the mind of Africa. Now, answer this yourself,” Do you think gay rights will ever be accepted in Africa?”
Human beings generally have their thoughts, ideas and perceptions driven by something; sometimes the driving force behind the idea is not obvious but it is still there nevertheless. One thing I tell my students is that, there is a reason for every action they take; there is no answer like,” I did it for no reason…” There is always a reason.
Africa, a continent known for her rich cultural values and religious belief aside poverty and corruption of course, has gained a great deal of popularity in this vane. The entire system is structured in a way that makes very little room for anything contrary to the beliefs and values of the people.
“Is it possible for gay rights to gain stance in Africa like it has in other continents?” Well, let me take you through our system of marriage. In Africa, marriage is a union of families; it simply does not involve two people; it goes beyond that. It is usually about finding somebody for your family and the society. If you are lucky to love your partner, it is a plus but if you don’t, well you are happy because everyone else is. In Africa, there is hardly anything like, “Mind your own business”. Nope. “Your business is my business if you are my neighbor. I don’t need your invitation”, an African would say.
The African society places a huge value on starting a family; if you never started one; you probably never lived. In some parts of Ghana, West Africa where I am from, if a man lives with a lady for a number of years as a girlfriend or fiancé without actually getting married, he is forced to get married to his partner when she dies. Yep, you literally marry a corpse. You only do not get to enjoy your honeymoon……
Hello my wonderful subscribers! Its been such an amazing journey and experience to have been with you on WordPress.com as we delved into the most controversial and the most unspoken in Africa.
I have always been motivated to share a part of me; even very personal experiences of my African experiences/My diary with you and you have been so warm and encouraging.
This is not over yet, we are only upgrading! I want you to be part of a greater experience with me as we see the shocking,interesting,sad and the very unspoken of Africa. The great part is we get to have an opinion!
I have not ordered the transfer of subscription yet because your consent is of priority to me. If you are eager as I am now and you simply cant wait for the transfer, you can log on to www.awesomerichy.com and subscribe at the foot of the page or read my latest blog post on my new site by clicking HERE , you can also subscribe on the left of the page.
Will order the transfer soon so that we continue to dare to speak and make the difference with our voices on awesomerichy.com. Share, like and comment! Stay true to yourself because you are awesome!
Do the strikes that we see fall within the following or they are uncalled for.
There are many types of strikes but, this course shall be limited to the following:
Economic: these are intended to resolve a bargaining impasse pertaining to demands for improvement in wages, benefits, working conditions among others. They can only occur in connection with contract negotiations.
Unfair labour Practices: the purpose of these strikes is to enforce the employer to cease committing to or doing what the union considers to be unfair labour practice. It may or may not occur during negotiations.
Jurisdictional strike: it is a kind of strike aim at putting pressure on an employer to assign work to the members of one bargaining unit rather than another or to put pressure on an employer to recognize one union as representative of its members when he/she has already recognize another.
Student strikes/protest encompasses a wide range of activities that indicate students’ dissatisfaction with a given political or academic issue through mobilization to communicate this dissatisfaction to the authorities and the general society with the hope of finding a solution to the problem. Some the protests include sit-ins, occupations of university offices or buildings or even suicide.
Strikes are taking over many parts of Africa and it is reducing the rate of work especially in a country like Ghana , West Africa that is simply a display of the unhappiness of the citizenry to the sitting government.
Strikes also known as Industrial action is accepted worldwide as an integral part of collective bargaining.
The term has been defined as the collective, organized, cessation, or slowdown of work by employees to force acceptance of their demands by the employer. Again, it is defined as work stoppage, the concerted refusal of employees to perform work that is assigned to them in order to force the employer to grant certain demands, such as increased wages or improved employment conditions. The term is also defined as action by unions, employees or employers to pressurize the other party in the furtherance of an industrial dispute
In Section 175 of the Ghana Labour Act 651 of 2003 defines a strike as: “an action by two or more workers acting in concert which is intended to restrict in any way the service they normally provide to the employer or diminish the output of the service with a view to applying coercive pressure upon the employer…”
It would be observed from the foregoing definitions that it takes at least two workers to embark upon a strike action and a strike is intended to restrict or curtail work or diminish output. Its purpose is to bring coercive pressure upon the employer to grant the demands of the striking workers.
The term lockout may be construed as an employer’s decision to debar unionized employees entry to the workplace until such time that the employees accept to work on the employer’s terms and conditions or based on a lapsed collective bargaining agreement. A Lockout occurs when an employer closes the workplace, suspends work or refuses to continue employing a number of employees during a labour dispute. Furthermore, Lockout is the exclusion of employees from the employer’s workplace by an employer for the purpose of compelling the employees to accept a demand in respect of any matter of mutual interest between employer and employee, whether or not the employer breaches those employees’ contracts of employment in the course of or for the purpose of that exclusion.
I have been consciously searching for the right site that will help me self-host my blog for a relatively cheaper rate. Trust me, I searched many platforms; bluehost, siteground, hostigator and many more.
When I made a lot of comparisons in price, I realized siteground has a relatively cheaper price. Siteground’s monthly rate is the same for all extensions; be it 12 months, 24 months or 36 months. It has a constant rate of $3.95. Which is cheaper and very reasonable.
When the other services are included aside the self-hosting services, the total amount for an entire year will be only $83.40. Which I believe is relatively cheaper than many other hosting sites.
So far, I have little experience in their customer service, I came across one of their service personnel when I wanted to find out a few details about their services. I was a little surprised at the fact that he did not know what the term ‘self-hosting’ meant which was such a bummer. I was quite shocked because his details revealed that he had been a customer service agent for a while now. He could not help with my enquiries which was just as simple as ABC. He only did not understand the term ‘self-hosting’. ”unbelievable!” I thought.
Another experience I had with their support system was an email I had from their sales manager who seemed to have realized my inability to access my credit card when I wanted to pay for their services. He sent me a mail and tried to help me have that problem fixed and I thought that was cool.
There is no huge difference in the services they offer to other hosting sites. Can’t wait to make use of their services. Will keep you updated! www.siteground.com. Any suggestions, experiences and advice is always welcome.
I started blogging as something i wanted to try out because I have always been a writer they’d say. Whatever, it was… I felt it was right the right time for me to blog. I am my happiest when i am blogging. That should be a good thing, right?
Blogging is gradually becoming ‘my high’; it is becoming like my cocaine or marijuana. As at now, it is about 22 mins to 12 am, i had a very long day, very tired but i just cant stop blogging. I feel like my mind is asleep, my eyes are heavy, my mouth is stale but i simply cannot stop moving my fingers on my keyboard.
Here in Africa, internet services are very expensive but i never mind using my last pesewas to purchase internet service to blog. Blogging is gradually becoming my obsession…
I am a heavy sleeper. I am a very heavy and deep sleeper but lately, I wake up as early as 3am to write stuff I never intended. Food can easily be replaced by blogging for me anytime; I simply dont hungry when I am blogging.
Blogging is gradually becoming an obsession and i dont really know if it is good or bad. I cant stop typing but i am really tired and i want to sleep. Good….bye!
I invite as many people to start a tsu family with me on TSU today. Not a polygamist though but on tsu’s world of family and business, the larger your family, the wealthier you become. Tsu is a social media site just like facebook but the only difference is, tsu is generous enough to share her revenue with her members. All you have to do is to do the work of a marketing personnel or simply enjoy tsu’s services as a social media site.
Tsu has a system of building a family called a family tree, where a family is built by finding children (people you invite unto the platform). The children also build their individual families by inviting others unto the platform (grandchildren). Gradually, we become a clan and eventually turn into one BIG tsu nation. Interesting, isn’t it? That is tsu’s way of growing in number and in cash which also becomes your family’s way of growing too. As you increase in number, tsu pays you according to the number of children you bare as well as the number of grandchildren.
The beautiful family system that is built on tsu is visible for all members of a family. Nobody outside the family will see your family tree. The good news is you can start a tsu family for free. Start a family and have your own family tree on tsu today! Just click here.
Are you a blogger, photographer, model, actor , dancer, adventurer, traveler? Have you been wanting the chance to showcase it to the world? You can do that now and be paid for it! Amazing,huhn? Whatever you love to do, you can share it with the world and make money off it by sharing it on blogjob.
You don’t have to be a professional at whatever you do because blogjob is giving you the platform to share what you love to bring traffic or viewers unto the site. This will generate revenue for the site and you get to receive a percentage of that money with the views you generate for the site. So simple isn’t it? So exciting!
Well, you will be paid through channels such as Paypal, Venmo or Bitcoins which are a 100% safe payment methods. You only have to continue to work hard at showing off to the world what you do best to win traffic to blogjob. The harder you work, the more you will receive points which you can change into the money that you want. And Oh yes! There are giftcards for grabs. You get to exchange the least points you acrue for gift cards.
Guess what? It is totally free to sign up for this blog site…
What are you waiting for? Sign up today to share with the world what you LOVE to do with a single click here. Your joy, my joy… Visit blogjob.com .
Do you have a facebook account, twitter account or even an instagram account? Then this is for you. You can easily make money off these sites by logging unto tsu; a social media site that is altruistic enough to share the value they derive from advertisement with you. Yes, you are paid for your work of inviting others unto the platform, following and making comments on tsu. You do not need to be a blogger or a writer of any sort to make money on tsu; just keep following,commenting, liking and sharing. You work for them by literally being actively involved in the site which wont feel like work if you enjoy social media.
You are probably thinking,”Is this some kind of scam?” No, its not. I just started working on tsu….actually enjoying tsu through my amazing network and I have already started being paid. My first day on tsu, I accrued $.005 (just by signing up) which is not much but will increase as you become involved. Imagine being paid just by using facebook or twitter…you probably would have been rich.
As Africans we usually think that stuff like this will only invite fraudsters into our bank accounts. No, tsu’s payments methods are completely safe because your bank account is not involved in any transaction. A check will be sent to your post address if you conscientiously work hard enough to reach $100 limit over time.
You are definitely thinking, ” How do I sign up for this social media site; tsu”. It is strictly by invite. You can take your first step to lucrative fun by clicking here.