General News of 2014-07-09

MP's chilling revelations: "I scrubbed toilets in London"

“Life they say is what you make it” and in the case of the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Tema East, Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, scrubbing a white man’s public toilet was one of the ways of making it and earning a living while studying in London.

Known as V3’ because he entered Parliament with three votes against Kempes Ofosuware, who was then Executive boss, Mr. Titus-Glover said the road to making it in life is rough and bumpy and it takes God to shape the life of every individual.

The loudmouthed MP, who was a panelist on Adom FM’s morning show “Dwaaso Nsem” Monday, hosted by Captain Smart, shared his experience to admonish the youth to take it easy in life rather than cutting corners to make it in life.

His admonition, which was in connection with events surrounding the disappearance of hiplife artiste, Theophilus Tagoe, otherwise known as Castro in show business, said life is not always smooth and called on the youth not to engage in all manner of activities in their bid to make it quick.

Mr. Titus-Glover, who said he had to scrub toilets in London to make money for his fees as a student, also added that car-washing was one of the menial jobs in the United Kingdom which he had to do to generate income and remit money home.

The essence of recalling this humble experience of his life was to bring to public attention what he said was lack of interest on the part of the Ghanaian youth to learn a trade in the absence of white collar jobs and how some celebrities have made stardom to get into their head.

The Tema East legislator, who went deep, also recounted growing up in Tema as a young man and hard to pack fish as a part-time job and also to sell meat-pie on the streets of Tema and its environs to support himself.

His revelation drew utter surprise from the other panelists on the programme which included the Women Organizer of the National Democratic Congress, Madam Anita Dessoso.

For him, God has a way of changing the destiny of everybody, and that youth should not give up, but rather embrace hard work and dedication because the carrying of cocoa to the Tema Port was among the many other jobs he did to survive but has come this long way in life.