General News of Sunday, 8 March 2015
Senior Research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy has attributed the high indiscipline rate in the Ghanaian society to the continuous fall of key National Values.
Vladimir Antwi-Danso said the indiscipline that is breeding in the daily lives of Ghanaians is crippling and making citizens shun values that must be held in high esteem.
Mr Antwi-Danso was responding to concerns about the disregard of the Ghana National Anthem at national functions and other events.
Every Ghanaian is expected to stop every other activity and remain attentive when the National Anthem is being recited, but the reverse is the case in recent times.
Speaking on Kumasi based Hello FM the researcher blamed the canker on the political indiscipline that is being practiced in the country.
He said most of these individuals sit on various media platforms and dent the image of well-respected personalities in the country and he is however warning that the trend, if not checked, has the tendency of imbibing such negative practices into the younger generations.
“Most of our national values are derailing because of the growing political indiscipline in our country,” he indicated.
He is therefore challenging players in the country’s political field to eschew excess partisanship and focus on issues that will enhance national development.
Speaking on the same subject, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni – Frimpong has also pointed to the political indiscipline as one of the reasons Ghanaian citizens undermine National values.
Reverend Frimpong wants leaders to lead exemplary lives for the younger generations to follow.