General News of 2014-02-22

Resist ‘sickening corrupt greedy’ leaders – Frimpong-Boateng

Ghanaian Cardiologist, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng says until Ghanaians rose up against “sickening greed, corruption and decadence” in the West African country’s political leadership, Ghana will remain in the doldrums.

Prof Frimpong-Boateng said Singapore became an economic colossus because it chose to deliberately fight such when she became independent.

“If we look at Singapore, they did the right thing. In 1959 when they had independence, the Prime Minister at the time, Lee Kuan Yew made a statement. He said: ‘When we had independence, I looked at Asia and I was sickened by the greed, corruption and decadence in many Asian leaders and we had a mission to be different’”.

The former presidential aspirant therefore said: “Now if our leaders, if we all decide that we are sickened by the greed [and] decadence around us, and we are going to do thing differently, this country will change”.

Prof Frimpong-Boateng said in a commencement speech at the fifth graduation ceremony of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) on Saturday that it is also important that Ghana invested more in science and research to help buoy development as other countries have done.