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General News of Sunday, 31 May 2015

Source: Mediaexcelghana

Rawlings: We are living in dangerous times

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for retrospection and a return to upholding good moral values to escape the tragedy of corruption which has now become a culture in Ghana.

“Corruption,” the former President said, “is no longer a practice but has become a pervasive culture. The challenge we face is to preserve that sense of discipline and responsibility that goes with academic excellence.”

The former President was speaking during a recent meeting with the 1995 Year Group of the Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast.

President Rawlings bemoaned the fact we are becoming immune to corruption, with people now unable to decipher the difference between right and wrong.

He said though there are many sensible people who see what is wrong they dare not voice it because of the partisan nature of our politics.

“You dare not criticise for fear your job or business might suffer. You don’t do this in a society. It creates a very polarised, very hostile situation. It creates tension and because no one ignites the volatile situation we don’t seem to realise we are living in dangerous times,” President Rawlings said.