On July 12, 2012, the nation received the shocking news of the passing of President John Evans Atta Mills.
When the news filtered in, the nation went quiet, as it was the first time in the history of the country, a president, died while in office.
Tributes came in from all walks of life, Ghanaians shed tears for days, and they was a frenzy to name roads and other state monuments after him.
This year is exactly nine years since his passing and marks the beginning of another sad journey for one of the illustrious sons of this nation, Flt. Lt Jerry John Rawlings.
The enigmatic and larger than life leader sadly joined his ancestors on Thursday November 22, 2020. The country become another circus, with promises and pledges to name and rename monuments after him, as we did to Prof. Mills.
Prof. Mills, left behind a widow, who even while the husband was president preferred to live in the shadow.
As a news medium we are compelled to ask, how Naadu Mills is doing, in light of the outpouring of grief and show of support for Nana Kondau Agyeman Rawlings, the widow of Chairman Rawlings.
Ghanaians easily grow weary of advocating and standing by victims, no matter the circumstances under which they found themselves in. when the razzmatazz is over, we all go back to sleep, forgetting who needs our continues support and prayers.
Wives of our leaders, both past and present, have had to share their husbands with the nation.
Our call for the country to take a second look at how we treat spouses of our leaders, especially those who are deceased needs to be echoed until even the heavens shake in vengeful anger.
We wish to remind President Akufo-Addo, of the promise the nation made to Naadu Mills of not abandoning her during the funeral of her late husband..
For the spouses of our leaders rejoice and be glad with the hope that, the nation your husbands have labored for, would not abandon you in your moments of need.
Our prayers are with Naadu Mills and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and we ask the Lord God to continually watch over them and comfort them, as what they are going through is not something to wish on anyone.