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Jul 14, 2010, 12:46 PM

The other time we ran a story on Ghana's former President, Jerry Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu, being homeless following an inferno that gutted down their official residence five months ago.

Though it is mandatory for the government of Ghana to provide accommodation for all former presidents, it has not been able to fulfil that aspect of the law. But the good news is that a parliamentarian samaritan has come to the aid of the Rawlings family by providing a flat for them. This is what Africans are known for since from time immemorial, the attitude of caring and sharing.

What about those mad people who planted bombs that killed 74 people who were watching the World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala. Police in Kampala say the twin explosions ripped through two restaurants showing the final World Cup match between Spain and the Netherlands.

At the time of the blasts, according to residents both restaurants were packed full to capacity. This attack is cowardly and ungodly and we urge the Ugandan government to do all within its powers to apprehend those people responsible for such barbaric attack.

Our symphathy goes to the people of India following the killing of about 221 in a monsoon flood since June. More than a million people have been reported to be affected, and about 14,000 homes damaged in the same period. Federal reports also stated that more than 8,000 livestock have perished.

Our congratulations go to the people of Spain for lifting the coveted World Cup after defeating the Netherlands in Sunday's final.

The other time we discussed how drivers are being treated by their employers, especially at functions like seminars or workshops, receptions, dinners, among others. Often, drivers are left lying in the car hungry and sleeping until the boss is ready to go.

The only excuse they often give is that drivers are not catered for. This type of attitude is unfair because drivers too are human beings