THE country is shooting itself in the leg every day. The extreme politicisation of issues has made some people feel like strangers in their motherland.
THERE are many others, for instance, who feel insecure because of the lack of livelihoods while some feel a sense of hopelessness as a result of the increasing crime rate and unemployment.
THIS is the same country that at independence held more promise for its citizens and offered hope to the rest of the continent that the black man is capable of managing his or her own affairs.
TRULY speaking, the picture is not all about gloom and doom as there are achievements that require celebration and can be leveraged for the anticipated development of the country.
THERE are many Ghanaians at home and in the diaspora who are rubbing shoulders with the best brains of the world. These Ghanaians occupy top positions in global organisations leading the innovations for improved standard of living throughout the country.
SOMETIMES we wonder whether the provisions in the scriptures that no prophet is welcomed in his own backyard have affected the way Ghanaians are treated in their own country.
BE that as it may, all Ghanaians in leadership positions are challenged to provide the inspiration for change in our society. After all, leadership is also about followership and thus we expect the leaders to motivate the people to buy into their agenda for change in society.
WE have no regret to restate that the problems of our time are self-inflicted as the authorities have failed to tame the growing impunity in the conduct of public affairs.
TODAY challenges our compatriots who hold contrary views to come out boldly and state their viewpoints so that the people can interrogate the options with the view to finding solutions to our woes.
FOR now, we are convinced that what is making us grope in the dark for solutions to the development issues can be traced to indiscipline among the populace.
THE statute books boast of the best legislation in the Commonwealth yet we are found wanting in applying the laws to compel the people to conform to societal norms.
THERE is carnage on our roads and although we know that about 90 per cent of the accidents are caused by human error, we are unable to bring the drivers to book.
AT best we get the police to mount roadblocks to discipline a few of them but that exercise becomes cosmetic because it does not elicit behavioural change among drivers.
OUR cities, towns and villages are littered with waste, particularly plastic, but here again the district assemblies, clothed with enough powers to crack the whip, look on in helpless amusement. Open defeacation is the order of the day in some communities and people see no wrong urinating in public places.
IT is for these reasons that we must all come together to make our country a better place to live. A place where the law works and are well respected. A place where those who take the law into their own hands are given instant reprimand no matter their status in society.
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