Good name they say is superior to wealth. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is a "child criminal" and I say that without any conciliatory sentiments. She is the most certain, savvy, excellent, tasteful, fair, decisive however clever animal I have worked at any point ever with. She centers around acting naturally and very tough.
When our ways crossed, It was a writer and a Member of Parliament connection (companionship). It then, at that point, developed to turn into a mother and little girl affair.
The very day she griped of me not welcoming her for my First Degree graduation was sufficient sign that she had good intentions for me.
She was the main I addressed before I left my media work. The steady updates for her to fix me and her nonstop affirmations (for quite a long time) to continue pausing, was disturbing no doubt. At long last, the extremely valuable alarm on my telephone came; "send me your CV and convey a printed copy to Mr... Dominate at your meeting and pass on the rest to God".
Quite various companions cautioned me against working with her. Harsh, an unrepented soul, egotistical were a portion of the descriptive words utilized in portraying her to me. "She is great to you since you manage her from a remote place, keep that separation," they said.
This type of preparing proceeded for certain months and continuously I was becoming accustomed to her typical fits. Practically all her 'irritating messages' were sent between 1am-3am.
I would awaken each first light to check my WhatsApp messages and reacting to her straightforward message could require over 30 minutes since I would compose, erase, compose, alter, erase till I am persuaded whatever I had written made enough sense.
Sometimes, she would overlook the substance and imprint the structure. One necessities "basic thinking" prior to reacting to her messages, in light of the fact that there will follow up questions. Questions radiating from your underlying response.
I had gulped enough and expected to vent. I really wanted a departure course, however I additionally didn't have any desire to leave the place of employment. I believed I was intellectually bruised.
She is for the most part calm when out of Accra (I assume away from the workplace stress) subsequently one would consistently wish to be out traveling with her to talk about difficult issues without she being her typically adversarial self.
Thankfully, GIFEC had a functioning visit in Ashanti Region, and she was joining in. I wandered my direction into the group since I really wanted her complete consideration to vent.
After a tedious day, she was served 'ampesi' with 'kotomire' stew.
"Won't you clean up and go along with me," she hollered. Opportunity, they say comes however once. An ideal chance to vent I told myself, yet I must be estimated so not to sound disrespectful.
Me: "you've not been reasonable for the lawful trained professional. She did nothing wrong".
As in case Ursula was responsible to me, she set aside effort to clarify her side of the issues. "You are correct mother however kindly award her a crowd of people," I said. She immediately took her telephone and sent the legal advisor a message which was at last sent to me. I grinned and equipped into action.
Me: "For what reason are you in every case hard on us?"
And that was the start of long stretches of history addresses. I hit the hay realizing her demonstrations are generally conscious and intended to harden us.
Anxiety and palpitations turned into my piece whenever I orchestrate media interviews for her. Ursula can vow to live per the content yet unquestionably, she's not an autopilot. Support yourself since she will skid.
She would grin realizing how furious her meetings can make you, then, at that point, she'd annoyingly say, "I needed to change them a little. Proceed to do your job".
Anuanom, my cross is heavy!!!
Watching her test archives, pose every one of the applicable inquiries during gatherings and consistently on top of issues in the business caused me to respect her more. In Nigeria 2019, a night subsequent to getting an honor from FIDA (a ladies legal counselors bunch), she shared her excursion prior and then afterward law with me. That is the way I got roused to seek after law.
To prevail throughout everyday life, you should be ready and focus on subtleties. You should peruse wide and be extreme!!! Those were her words to me in Hungary on an authority trip and that was after her standard thing 'gumbey' for a wrong reportage.
"Please" and "much obliged" are Ursula's cherished words yet does she say SORRY, yes however here's the secret. She would grin and tell a wisecrack, get you to snicker and ease up the occasion. Then, at that point, she would have said sorry. Indeed that is the manner by which she is sorry, similar to a run of the mill "African mother"
Indirect Apology acknowledged ma'am !!!
She has been exceptionally steady explicitly and impliedly. She hears a ton yet acts less. I feel so open to calling her my mom rather than a boss.
She demonstrated herself qualified to be known as a mother again on July 6, 2021. We had a discussion and I anticipated that she should hate me, however she followed up despite what is generally expected. She gave me motivation not to fizzle throughout everyday life. She at last took my body and soul that day. She is only a "THIEF"!
Ursula resembles a piece of coal that did well under tension and changed into a diamond.
Her love is incredible, flooding and will play always through humanity.
Mothers never resign, regardless of how old their youngsters are. They are continually able to empower and help their kids. That is Ursula, a mother. I wonder when she will see her children have developed. NEVER, I guess.
Oh no occasionally she does. Indeed, at whatever point I ask fotmr monetary help. Her standard reaction is...
"Madam, clear off! You are a young lady and not needy".
Well, one great mother merits 100 schoolmasters.
She is my Angel on the planet, and she is my need. Much obliged to you for "taking" me from my family and for permitting God to utilize you to be a gift to me. I guarantee you my unwaveringness till casket.
Happy Birthday Awurabena.
May Yaweh keep on being your safeguard and direct your path.