They say, each day they say that they want to minimize indiscipline in the Ghanaian society. They hold seminars, community fora, mount political platforms and preach to their congregation. But this kind of indiscipline keeps rising with each tick tock of the Osu Castle clock.
They see it to be appropriate. They turn back and blame the Assemblies for the increase rubbers and paper waste along the streets of some major cities in Ghana.
Pastors (churches), Political Parties and the so called Motivational speakers are clearly guilty of this indiscipline act. However, my observation has proven that Pastors/churches are largely responsible for it.
You walk on the streets and all you see are posters and banners on walls, overhead bridges and even floors of roads. What is surprising is the fact that they place them on the overhead bridges of roads which are under construction and you ask yourself what would happen to the bridges/roads when completed.
The George Walker Bush Road which was recently completed is currently encroached on by same group of people.
Ironically, these are the people who are expected to do the right thing by instructing their followers/field officers not to post those bills on unauthorized places. But they pretend to be blind and let it go. Hypocrisy indeed!
The city of Accra is flooded by posters and banners. They make these areas untidy and unattractive. The assemblies spend extra funds to get rid of them and yet no one talk about it. I expect Pastors/Churches and all those who are directly/indirectly involved in this act of indiscipline to call their people to order. Because I do not think they would do same when they organise programs abroad.
As Ghana’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections nears, this act of indiscipline would definitely be on the ascendency and I do not expect Pastors, Motivational Speakers, Event Organizers to complain because they are all guilty of this form of shameful act.
The Assemblies and Law makers must sit up!
Prince Baah-Duodu for www.baahduodu.com