By Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, Sept, 26, GNA – Mr Nicolas Ofori Boateng, Central Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has encouraged Ghanaians to be bold to question the source of wealth of people who get rich overnight.
“I think it’s time we become bold and begin to question the source of wealth of people. It is very sad that rich people are untouchable and given special preferences even in the church because they are contributing big monies. It’s a big problem,” he said.
Speaking at a tertiary education students’ symposium at the Cape Coast Technical University on Tuesday, Mr Boateng advised the youth to guard against the desire to get rich quick.
The symposium formed part of the NCCE’s advocacy campaign under its Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) which aimed at promoting good governance, reduce corruption and improve accountability and compliance with the rule of law.
“Social values changes with time. Now the youth of today all want to get rich quick. The attitude to get rich fast is fast spreading among the youth of today,” he bemoaned.
Dr Kenneth Aikins, a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Cape coast (UCC), stressed the need for an intensified effort in the fight against corruption, adding that, corruption had become endemic not only in Ghana but the world at large.
In this regard, he called for the establishment of strong institutions, an independent judiciary, a reliable electoral system as well as a free press and vibrant civil society to fight corruption to consolidate democracy in Ghana.