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Regional News of Sunday, 31 May 2015

Source: GNA

High profile personalities blamed for time mismanagement

Mrs Joyce Afutu, Director of Communication of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has put the blame of time mismanagement on high profile personalities in the country.

She said the phenomenon has contributed to the slow pace of the country’s development.

She said hardly a day passes without a programme being started late in Ghana with some apologies and called on the citizenry to condemn the attitude.

Mrs Afutu made the observation when she addressed 500 students drawn from Kaneshie Secondary Technical Senior High School (SHS), Dansis SHS, Kas SHS, Congress Academy of Business Studies, and Majosda Junior High School, as part of the Constitutional Week celebration.

It was on the theme: “A Disciplined Ghana,” sponsored by Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central from his share of the District Assemblies Common Fund.

The Constitutional Week is celebrated every year as part of the NCCE’s mandate to instill into the citizens the good virtues and values that would make them become responsible.

Mrs Afutu told the students that there is no way the development of the nation would become complete if the indiscipline attitude towards time is not addressed.

The NCCE Director called on the students to be law-abiding, disciplined and obedient to ensure that the nation gets the full benefit of the investment made in them.

Nana Aba Anamoah of TV3, an Accra media outlet asked the students to inculcate in them reading habit and preach peace that would make them good citizens.

She advised them not to allow current information communication technology system such as the Facebook, Whatsap, Twitter and others to take their whole time from reading.

Nana Aba Anamoah urged the students to protect national property and co-exist peacefully with their neighbours irrespective of their ethnicity.

Mr Tetteh Wayo, Municipal Director of the NCCE said the theme: was chosen by the Commission to create awareness among the youth of the social indiscipline such as the indiscriminate environment degradation, violence, littering, corruption, and disrespect to the elderly, moral decadence in communities and institutions that are affecting the nation.