Celebrating Larbi Ofori Jnr. Rt. Hon. Speaker(rtd), UEW-K.
It is indeed an undiluted fact that a nation that does not honour its heroes, is not a nation worth dying for. We live in a continent where only the dead is celebrated whiles many industrious, enterprising and committed young patriotic citizens are left demoralised without any form of motivation, to ginger them to offer their best for national development. This is the more reason why I often make time to dedicate my folder to motivate colleagues who are doing their best in student politics.
In the comity of such enterprising student leaders, Hon Larbi Jnr is one individual who has distinguished himself among student leaders in Ghana. He was a very loud member of Parliament, UEW-K Republic before he became the Director of Public Affairs in the 9th Parliament and subsequently the Speaker for the 10th Parliament. Such a chronological consistent rapid rise is only a manifestation of commitment and hard work. Under his leadership of the house, as the Speaker, he contributed so much to the development of Student Parliament. Having has the opportunity to work with him, I see him going far in student politics.
Hon Ofori Larbi has been very visible and loud wherever he finds himself. One thing I will always remember about him is his use of flamboyant vocabularies. Sometimes, one would have to carry along a University Dictionary to help you decode his loaded expressions. Indeed, that is a common practice in the house. Student Parliamentarians are noted for their linguistic intelligence.
The calibre of Larbi Ofori Junior are those we expect to see in the national front somewhere, sometime. I would not be surprised should he pop out in national Student politics. Some of us shall give him every needed support for the love of God and country.
At least, he is an admixture of character. Sometimes very diabolic and mischievous and other times very straight forward in issues. Hahaha....that is just by the way.
Such is needed to survive in our environment decorated with politics of complexities where those who understand it, have the enthusiasm to face the hot and cold of it.
I understand, today is the birth day of this affable, eloquent and laconic figure of UEW-K.
I there want to wish my boss and friend a very happy birthday. As you celebrate this day, kindly look at your many years of leadership and draw imaginary lines in between your strengths and weaknesses. I believe strongly, that would help you make better choices as you go along. May the Good Lord bestow on you, more wisdom, strength and good health to enable you continue to offer this nation what you like doing. Though I am not around to join the merrymaking and jollification, I humbly celebrate this day of yours in my mind, heart and soul. I wish you a happy birthday.
Sorry, one more thing. Extend my regards to Beatrice.