Jul 27, 2012 at 9:47am
27th July, 2012
The Daily Graphic is worried about how Ghanaians have lost their sense of discipline and long cherished communal spirit such that foreigners who are here to do business have also decided to engage in all forms of illegality.
The paper regrets indiscipline at various sectors, ranging from unorthodox driving, bad teaching habits and negative attitude towards government works to disregard for the laws of the land.
The paper says foreigners are bold to break the laws of the land and go scot-free because the state apparatus has been disabled in taking decisive action to deal with them.
The Graphic attributes these bad behavioral practices to the inaction of authorities in instilling the fear of God in law breakers.
The paper urges government to ensure that all agencies of State, work in compliance with the law.
The Ghanaian Times asks why training equipment and ceremonial kits for Ghana's boxing representative at the Olympic Games delayed.
The paper says the situation is worrying if viewed against the fact that it is boxing which has brought the nation the biggest honours in the history of the country's participation in the Olympics.
It mentions that out of the four medals that Ghana has won since her first appearance at the Olympic Games in 1952, three came from boxers.
The Times says the delay in kits shows the attitude of Ghanaian officials to national issues.
There is total lack of commitment to duty, and this transcends all aspects of our national life.
The paper is appalled that Ghana's boxing team should be facing such problems due to someone’s inactions and incompetence much so when it is confirmed that the budget for Ghana's participation was long submitted and approved by the relevant state agencies.
The paper urges the sector ministry and other relevant agencies to act now to save the country from any possible disgrace at the London Olympic Games.