Former President Jerry John Rawlings has askedÂ President Mahama show a clear commitment to the fight against corruption by addressingÂ the unprecedented levels of corruption within his government.
â€â€¦ . People with conscience are sometimes appalled by the extreme insensitivity displayed by some political appointees. The unprecedented levels of corruption, offensive show of power and opulence by some at a time when our country requires prudence and frugality is something that I call on President Mahama and his vice to set their eyes on,â€™â€™ he said.
He further accused some government appointees of being show-offs.
Mr. Rawlings wondered why appointees of government will be engaged in such acts when the country has economic issues to deal with.
Mr. Rawlings was speaking at a ceremony at the University of Education, Winneba on Thursday where he was given an honorary doctrate degree.
The the ex-president said the corruption canker cannot be dealt with if â€˜â€™we do not take on leaders and so-called untouchablesâ€™â€™.
â€œWe need to restore Ghana to a status of a country worth dying for,â€ he stated.
He also urged the individual Ghanaian to also stop blaming government for all the current economic, social-political woes and work to tackle the indiscipline that has engulfed the country.
The NDC founder tasked Ghanaians to remain incorruptible too.
â€œRemove the log in your own eyes,â€ he said to Ghanaians before attempting to correct a corrupt leader, he added.
Mr. Rawlings also called for a collective effort in fighting the deadly Ebola various.
â€˜â€™It is imperative that the relevant institutions intensify their readiness to confront the disease; I feel sad when I hear medical personnel talk of how they will flee if they suspect a patient to be infected with the virus,â€™â€™ he opined.
By: Â Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana