Play by The Rules – Info Minister Tells Ghanaians
The Minister for Information, Dr. Mustapha Hamid has called on Ghanaians to make a conscious effort to obey the laws of the land.
According to him, in order for corruption to be eradicated from the core of the country’s foundation, then citizens must make conscious efforts to be disciplined.
The Minister was speaking at the launch of the Public Procurement Website, held in Accra yesterday.
“I believe that there are genuine business people in our country and I believe also that there are many genuine Ghanaians generally― whether they are in government or they are in business. If we can learn to play by the rules of the country I believe that our country will be a better place “he said.
According to Dr Hamid, the reason why Ghana has slacked as a country was because there were a lot of lawlessness adding that many institutions may have failed to implement the laws of the land.
He indicated that the area of procurement is a key area that the public perceives to be corrupt, and further lauded the Minister in charge of Public Procurement for bringing forth initiatives that would check corruption in the system.
The minister further explained that “discipline was not a genetic matter, but rather an attitudinal matter, it is the duty of politicians to be fair and insist that the law takes its cause.”
Citing examples, he said countries like Malaysia, Singapore and others are not genetically disposed to be disciplined than Ghanaians are.
Mustapha Hamid commended the Minister, Adwoa Sarfo for the initiative and further mentioned that the law of Public Procurement be upheld.
According to him, if Ghanaians obeyed the laws of the land, in the next 20 years, the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda would be achieved.
By: Pamela Adoley Allotey