The renowned Ghanaian investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has shared the source of inspiration that keeps him going even in a career considered to be very difficult and risky.
He took to his social media platform to thank all those who wished him on his birthday and used the opportunity to share with his followers and funs the one book which has greatly influenced and inspired his life.And that book is the book of Esther in the Bible. The post sited on his Facebook page states that ;
“I was asked recently at a certain forum to name a book I had read that inspired and influenced my life a great deal. I said it was the book of Esther in the Bible. On this important day, let me share my source of inspiration with you and hope that you will see the essence of life beyond yourself and your immediate family. You are an Esther:
‘When Esther’s words were relayed to Mordecai, he sent back to her this reply: “Do not imagine that because you are in the king’s palace you alone will escape the fate of all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows if perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
‘Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”’–Esther 4:12-16”
Manasseh Azure is one of the best investigative journalists in Ghana. Through his investigative reporting, bribery and corrupt activities in some government institutions have been brought to light and corrupt public officials have been exposed.
He has received couple of harassments and threats on his life while in his line of duty but the multiple-award-winning investigative journalist is not ready to let those hinder him from doing his rightful duty of exposing wrong doings in the country.
This is because, he sees himself as the Esther of our time.
See the post below: