Christmas is here with us again, and as usual the two things that define the yuletide in this country, is already in full force.
The first sign of Christmas that will greet you when you enter Ghana around this time of the year, especially in our major cities and towns is traffic.
When you manage to endure the traffic, gets home and decide to watch the television or listen to radio, you will be met with the cry of traders and market women lamenting that sales last year is better than this year.
With traders in this country, the previous year, has always been better than this year, as far as sales is concerned. This cry for help, has been a recurring decimal every year, it is like crying wolf, when they is none and so makes it impossible to know, if indeed sales is slow in a particular year.
There is a widely accepted opinion that times are really challenging, this is brought about by a combination of factors. They include the impact of COVID-19 and the level of mismanagement, coupled with corruption.
While, we acknowledge this fact, we are equally persuaded to point out the amusing side of traders and market women, who never see anything good in any particular year. They are always living in the past glory.
We live in times when greed, hatred and superstition, among others, had taken over the hearts of mankind, it is the reason why the birth of Jesus Christ, who is acknowledged as the Saviour of mankind, must provides mortals with a moral compass for salvation and rekindles hope for a regenerated humanity founded on unmerited love of God.
We observe, with regret, the persistent shades of opinion which claim, rightly or wrongly, that the traders have seen their best days.
As a newspaper, we can only hope that next year, will be better than this year and not the nostalgic feeling that has always characterized the opinion of traders.
As Ghanaians join the rest of world to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whose teachings form the fulcrum of the Christian faith, we at The Herald wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.