Alhaji Alidu Seidu, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokore Mampong, has expressed concern about the apathy shown by many in the protection and maintenance of public properties.
He called for attitudinal change spurred by a national consciousness, which would whip up public interest on the need to protect public properties.
Alhaji Seidu said it is regrettable that, many show little care or even totally neglected the protection and maintenance of public properties such as schools, health facilities and other government structures across the country.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Asokore-Mampong, the MCE, said state properties belonged to the people since they were obtained with their own taxes.
“It is a sad that people tend to ignore state properties and left them to rot because they were not their personal properties”, he said.
Alhaji Seidu called on Ghanaians to reject the wrong perception that “when it belongs to the State, it belongs to no one” and begin take care of state properties as their own”.
He called on the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to intensify public education on the need to protect public properties in the country.