Politicians and media have failed Ghana – Herbert Mensah
The President of Ghana Rugby Football Union, Herbert Mensah, has expressed worry over the fallen values and the loss of sense of environmental consciousness in the society. He blamed the media and politicians for not helping the country by whipping up awareness on good sanitation practices. Mr Mensah, also a former Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko led about 100 rugby football players to clear filth at Ridge on the National Sanitation Day on Saturday. He observed that the time has come for the media to put the country first on higher standards and expose politicians who engage in wrong doings. He said little things like littering the environment and increasingly vitriolic and partisan nature of politics are issues which the people expect the media to highlight daily. He therefore, called on the media to engage in responsible reportage as their mandate towards ensuring that politicians are exposed of their corrupt practices and selfish interests. “What the people want to hear is what the politicians are capable of doing for Ghana to uplift the living standards of the people but not a mistake a party had committed in the past,” he said. Mr Mensah said: “I have personally paid school fees for some dependents of the people who lost their lives during the May 9 stadium disaster,” adding that, “ask the politicians what they did with the billions they collected on behalf of the victims.”
According to him, both past and the present governments had achieved nothing and had also failed the nation.
President John Mahama at a recent event in the Brong Ahafo Region also expressed worries about how Ghanaians are losing their moral values.
The President said there is a rapid decay of Ghana’s cultural and moral values and said urbanisation and modernisation has partly contributed to the loss of norms and attitudes.
The situation, he said, is breaking down the extended family structure.