Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God and the savior of men. Christmas ordinarily comes with a wave of joy and happiness amongst individuals, families, societies and nations. Over the years Christmas has metamorphosed into a highly commercial festival.
It has not even arrived yet but we have already been hit with an increase in the prices of goods and services, companies are holding promotions here and there, to ensure they get costumers to part with their monies, artistes are already throwing shows here and there in a bid to gather money for their own celebration of Christmas
Christmas is coming, do you have money? To enjoy Christmas today, you need a load of cash. You would want to go out and have fun with friends, you would want to send money to your parents and younger siblings in the bush, you would want to spend on yourself this coming Christmas but here lies the problem, do you have money?
We are all in Ghana, we know what is going on in the country. It was just two days ago that commercial drivers embarked on a nation wide strike to protest the increasing fuel prices. Many of us are unemployed, NABCO beneficiaries are owed 2-3 months allowances, prices of goods and services are sky rocketing and we are tax burdened with the same salaries we were on five years ago.
The country is hard, yet we have to celebrate Christmas, our parents are looking up to us to make their Christmas one to remember, our wives are waiting on us to give them monies to go on Christmas shopping for the family, our children are praying that we get them that top they have been talking about since January. We want to be responsible children, husbands, parents, but the system is suffocating, it is taking the joy out of live, taking the joy our of the birth of Jesus
But we are men, we are not expected to cry, or complain, we are expected to act, and act we will. We will make things happen, put smiles on the faces of our loved ones though only we know what we go through to perform such wonders, sometimes even we surprise ourselves. Christmas is coming, I have to find money!