Regional News Mon, 7 Jun 2010

Upper East Cadres want govt officials to adhere to June 4 values

Bolgatanga, June 7, GNA - The Upper East Regional Cadres of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said despite the excesses of the June 4 Uprising, it has certain important values which could foster national development. The Acting Regional Chairman of the Cadres, Mr. Noble Alagskoma, who stated this during a vigil held by the cadres to commemorate June 4, mentioned probity, accountability, the spirit of nationalism and communal labour as positive instruments that emerged from June 4. He explained that after June 4, people in public offices could be held accountable and this had helped to reduce the level of corruption as compared to the previous regimes.

He noted that those who condemn June 4 should not forget the fact that countries, including the United States, which could boast of having good democracies went through a similar revolutions. Mr. Alagskoma entreated Ghanaians, especially public sector workers, to endeavour to adhere to the principle of probity and accountability which were very crucial elements for development.


He appealed to the citizenry not to hesitate to hold public servants accountable whenever they were going wrong and said as citizens they had the absolute right to demand for their rights. He advised the youth to use the occasion of the June 4 to engage in ventures that would bring about development instead of engaging in violence, abuse of alcohol and smoking of India Hemps because that would destroy them. Some of the cadres indicated that if the principles of June 4 were adhered to properly it could ensure social justice in the system.

Source: GNA