Attitudinal change crucial to natl dev’t – Speaker


Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, has encouraged Ghanaians to develop a new mindset towards life and strive to shun negative tendencies that will retard growth of the country.

According to the Speaker of Parliament if the country wants to accelerate development and increase productivity, workers must stop covering up for people at the work place.

Addressing officials of the advocacy group, Punctuality Ghana Foundation, Prof. Oquaye indicated that some workers have the habit to covering up for colleagues who turn up for work late.

“We cover up for people in Ghana that practice must stop, those who don’t want to obey rules, let  punishment flow, they would have to conform or perish and the totality of all those failures as a result of our own  conduct affect the country as a whole.

It is a systematic problem that allows malingerers to have their way. Everybody wants to steal from the workplace in no time business will collapse. It’s all part of indiscipline” he said.

The founder of Punctuality Ghana Foundation, Emmanuel Amarquaye stated that transition from one government to the other should not slow government business as has happened in the past.

“Firing people when there is no immediate replacement is a loss to productivity”.

He also added that government must consider fixable working instead of the fix time currently been operated: “The utility companies do not necessary have contest with when going to work. They can go to work at 10am and close at 8pm.

By so doing we will reduce on the traffic congestion and maximize productivity and increase government revenue”.

The Second Deputy Majority Whip, Moses Anim, explained that punctuality has to start from the home which needed to be inculcated in children.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu backed the initiative of the group and urged them to stay focused and not veer off from their initiative by taking on additional responsibilities.


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