Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has pointed accusing fingers at people who lament about flooding in the country, saying they are the same people who indiscriminately throw refuse in streets and gutters blocking waterways.
Parts of the country experience flooding when it rains, sometimes with recorded deaths and destruction of buildings with the latest recorded a fortnight ago.
Mr Rawlings observed that majority of Ghanaians who complain bitterly about flooding when it rains are the same people who throw the rubbish in gutters preventing the free flow of water.
Speaking during the 40th anniversary of the June 4 revolution covered by MyNewsGh.com, he pointed out that the current sense of self-discipline of Ghanaians is at its lowest ebb.
He said some Ghanaians do not feel responsible enough to keep their homes and communities clean.
‘Our current sense of self-discipline is at its lowest ebb. Citizens do not feel responsible enough to keep their homes and communities clean. Many of us who lament about flooding during the rainy season are very guilty of the indiscretions that lead to the deadly floods. We dump refuse indiscriminately and wonder why drains choke,’ he said in his speech at the 40th anniversary of June 4 covered by MyNewsGh.com.
He cautioned that the country is bound to face more serious flood disasters if citizens do not change their lawless attitudes.
‘If we continue this level of lawlessness, we are bound to face more serious flood disasters. The key to our development is a heightened self-discipline in our approach to our everyday life. Let us all do a thorough introspection and identify where we fall short because we all do fall short one way or the other,’ he advised.
Mr Rawlings entreated Ghanaians to develop a national character for sustainable good governance for generations unborn.
‘If we do not develop a national character for sustainable good governance, we would have failed this generation and especially generations yet to come,’ he urged.