General Information of Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Togbe Afede XIV, President, Countrywide Property of Chiefs
The Nationwide Home of Chiefs (NHC) has attributed the quite a few uncompleted tasks, joblessness, broken residences, poverty, suffering and the basic gradual speed of progress in Ghana to the failure of successive governments to combat corruption.
In accordance to a assertion signed by Togbe Afede XIV, President, and Daasebre Nana Kwebu Ewusi VII, Vice President, there had been a great number of number of corruption circumstances recorded in the past and current governments, and however, no federal government was able to collect the self confidence to fight it.
“The list of scandals and controversies is countless: Guinea fowl scandal SSNIT software scandal NHIS scandal GYEEDA saga BOST contaminated fuel scandal GFA 2018 scandal Ghana Judiciary scandal Ghana Electoral Commission scandal Tema Port scandal Cocoa Board scandal Eurobond scandal NCA scandal National Cathedral Ameri scandal new 450 Chamber Parliament Sophisticated PDS scandal, etcetera. The checklist is, without a doubt, unlimited,” it pointed out.
The assertion indicated that corruption had benefited a several people today, but retained hurting the place in numerous techniques diversion of sources from urgently needed enhancement projects greater authorities credit card debt induced leakages that develop distortions and created management of the overall economy hard and undermined value and trade price security.
“Corruption has also undermined efficiency and the means of the financial system to produce work and incomes discouraged difficult function, and stifled innovation and initiative, as individuals glimpse for small cuts to wealth contributed to the rising crime rate introduced acrimony into our politics, and bred indiscipline and vigilantism harmed the graphic of our nation and led to mass poverty and struggling. Specified the humiliation and inhumane procedure that black Africans are subjected to all in excess of the world, just one would have anticipated our leaders to dedicate by themselves to doing work for the progression of their countrymen, and the restoration of their dignity and pleasure,” the statement extra.
It bemoaned that just after 62 decades of nationhood, most Ghanaians had been continue to muffled by poverty and could not obtain the essential requirements of shelter, food items, drinking water, wellbeing, education, electrical energy, roads and fantastic drainage, employment and incomes, improved residing expectations, and ultimately, contentment.
Vacation resort to suicide or migration
The users of the NHC also expressed worry about the escalating stories of folks, youthful and previous, getting their possess life owing to their unbearable residing problems. They preserved that poverty was also the rationale why most of the youth of Ghana believed that almost everywhere else was improved than Ghana, and so were being keen to threat their life via deserts and across stormy seas, to escape from the issues at house, and in search of greener pastures. The Residence of Chiefs recalled the regrettable murder of 44 Ghanaians in chilly blood in The Gambia in 2005, who had been only training their proper to pursue joy, which they could not locate at dwelling.
Poverty must not be our ton
The chiefs could not comprehend why Ghana should really be inadequate or wrestle to cater for the fundamental demands of her citizens, in spite of all the obtainable organic resources and unimaginable fertile land.
Ghana, they reported, was endowed with a great deal of all-natural sources these types of as bauxite, diamonds, gold, iron ore, timber, cocoa, salt, and oil and fuel among lots of other folks, coupled with the vibrant, energetic, educated and peace-loving human source, and hence, did not have to be inadequate.
The assertion encouraged the long run leaders [youth] not to allow themselves to be used by self-seekers, as serial callers, allow alone vigilantes, to assault the several individuals who dare to talk for them.
It billed the individuals of Ghana to commence to insist on their common and political leaders to use the assets of the state prudently for the sole benefit of the individuals, and in pursuance of their advancement demands. “Leadership is an possibility to serve, not to exploit. We have to hold our leaders to account. Sufficient of the politricks!”