Friday, 19 July

Our country's systems not working – Janet Nabla

Politics
She pointed out that the inefficiency and dysfunction within various government institutions significantly contribute to the corruption

Founder and Chairperson of the People’s National Party (PNP), Janet Nabla, has expressed her frustration with Ghana's current systems, asserting that they create an environment ripe for corruption.

In an interview with Kwame Dwomoh-Agyeman on the Class Morning Show on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, Ms. Nabla emphasised that it is the systemic flaws, not politicians alone, that foster corruption.

“It’s the systems that are corrupt, enabling them to engage in corruption, not the politicians. How can the politician, what power do they have?” Ms. Nabla stated.

She pointed out that the inefficiency and dysfunction within various government institutions significantly contribute to the corruption problem.

“The system is not working. Just go to the Ministries and write them a letter. When you go back, they’ll tell you to bring a copy; that letter you sent went missing. You did not give it to a Minister; you gave it to a public servant—where is the letter?” she noted, highlighting the bureaucratic inefficiencies that plague the country.

Ms Nabla also mentioned that even foreign entities, such as ambassadors writing letters to Ghanaian Ministries, often do not receive responses, causing missed opportunities for the country. “This ineptitude, where is it coming from?” she asked, attributing it to societal norms and inadequate training from a young age.

In her view, the root of the problem lies in societal attitudes, where individuals are not trained to value time and responsibility.

She criticised parents who fail to instil these values in their children and those who buy examination papers for their wards, contributing to a culture of dishonesty from a young age.

The PNP founder proposed a change in the attitude of Ghanaians as the solution to the country's corruption issues.

“Until we change, until we do self-examination on the things that we need to honour and we’re not honouring, we’ll continue to have problems,” she asserted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku