Chief of Tibani in Nadowli-Kaleo District, Naa Robert Loggah has called for a national resolution to abate “high level of greed” and protect public purse to help quicken the country’s economic growth and development.
Over the years, many Ghanaians preferred passing through short cut means to acquire wealth, an epitome of corruption, which has been the bane to the economy and social cohesion, he said.
“We Ghanaians must resolve to be honest in all our dealings and stop high level of greed to help propel development of the country,” he added, 62 years after independence not much has been achievement in development and improvement in the living conditions of citizens.
Naa Loggah, who made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, blamed Ghana’s sluggish economic growth and development on unbridled corruption stemming from greed and bad educational structure.
He said the country’s educational system had failed in producing selfless people willing to sacrifice and work hard in their fields of endeavour to grow the economy, despite its large natural resources and strong and abundant labour force.
Naa Loggah described the current system of education as a White collar one with large chunk of young graduates turning to central government for jobs instead of being critical thinkers themselves to be entrepreneurial.
He also condemned the country’s social structure, where many people professed to be of Christian and Islamic faiths, but failed to live by the principles and tenets of honesty, truthfulness and integrity that govern their religious practices.
The Chief called for a national consultative discussion to consider reviewing the education system and inject more resources into vocational and technical education to help prepare a pool of human resource with the right skills and knowledge for speedy national development.
Ghanaians in 1957 accepted the challenge to solve their own problems and grow their country, but not much was achieved as the economy still wobbled with rising import bills and continuous depreciation of the local currency, the cedi.