‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ - Mahatma Ghandi
Welcome to April!
It is the month for change for me. I am fired up by my desire to change the way I do and treat certain aspects/things in my life and the things around me. On top of that, my organisation just participated in the Public Sector Reform Secretariat’s Culture Change programme. A lot of my colleagues are fired up too and for the first time, some of them pledged to take responsibility and make changes in their departments.
‘Too known’ as I am, I pledged to take up the organisation’s newsletter, revive it and make it interesting. I see it as a big challenge and I know a lot of my colleague will be looking up to me to effect that change. I strongly believe that my success will give others the urge to change things in the organisation.
We can all effect change in our organisations, schools and communities. Like Ghandi said, ‘let’s be the change we want to see’. Ghana needs a new crop of people; people who are ready to change the way things are done; people who are willing and ready to support change.
We live in a society where the ‘culture of fear’ has become a part of our national fabric. We would rather see things go wrong than to speak up and be branded as conceited or victimised by our superiors. We want to see a new Ghana where the culture of fear will be overcome just like we overcame the culture of silence.
Anyway, there are other projects I will be working on this month and I look forward to blogging about them.
Happy Change Month!