“Let’s abandon the culture of forgiving wrongdoing”- Professor

A.B. Kafui Kanyi

Ho, Sept. 02, GNA – Professor Kwame Ameyaw
Domfeh, a former Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, College of
Humanities, has said Ghana ought to move away from the culture of “forgiving

He said that culture was gradually making
laws and regulations ineffective and asked people in high offices to allow laws
in the country to work.

“We must allow deviants to be treated as
deviants and punished,” Prof. Domfeh stated at the 2nd National Sanitation,
Food Hygiene and Safety Conference in Ho.

“If people go against sanitation laws or are
doing illegal mining, the system must take care of them without any

It was organised by the Ho Technical
University, formerly, the Ho Polytechnic, with support from Zoomlion Ghana
Limited to deliberate on sanitation and food safety issues.

Prof. Domfeh noted that though Metropolitan,
Municipal and District Assemblies had more than enough laws for sustainable
development, the culture of begging for people who breached the law, especially
environmental laws, had slowed the pace of development across the country.

He therefore tasked the Assemblies to
initiate remedial actions to mitigate potential sanitation dangers in their
localities to pave way for rapid development.

Prof. Domfeh said the Assemblies would
generate more revenue internally should they take environmental issues
seriously and asked them to show true commitment to the environment and not pay
lip service.

“If we manage our environment well and keep
the surroundings clean, we will generate and save enough money for other
projects,” he stated.

Prof. Domfeh also urged the public to
develop interest in cleanliness of the environment and pay for waste generated.

Prof. Emmanuel Sakyi, the Vice-Chancellor,
Ho Technical University, said it was time laws in the country were allowed to
work and not only kept on the books.


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