The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms Josephine Nkrumah, has approached Ghanaians to join together and fix the country as one individuals.
“We as individuals, as communities, as ethnic groupings, as holders of public office, people in the private space, we make up the country together with state institutions”.
“I have held the position that when one group says #fixthecountry and other group responds with #fixyourself, I ask myself really and truly who is the country, is the country sitting separate from the individuals, we the citizenry make up the country,” Ms Nkrumah stated.
She was reacting to inquiries on the new online media wave of #fixthecountry and #fixyourself mantra uninvolved of the third “Finish of Month Stakeholder Engagement and Workers Appreciation Day” workshop coordinated by the Tema Regional Office of the Ghana News Agency in Tema.
Ms Nkrumah said Ghanaians made up the nation, showing that “we are all part of it, so when you fix the country, it includes individuals, state institutions, leadership at all levels.
“It includes the market woman selling and determining whether she should make the olonka half or full and pass it off as a full one, it includes the teacher who is teaching and spending his time committed to his work or staying out there doing private classes and not paying attention to his class”.
“It includes the businessman who is paying his taxes or avoiding taxes, it includes you and I; are we bribing, what are we doing that also makes another public servant complicit in our actions?” she asked.