Member of Parliament for Tamale South and the Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, has indicated that indiscipline among Ghanaians at all levels is the bane of the country’s development.
According to Mr. Iddrisu, the carnage on the roads, medical negligence, the negative attitudes of public sector workers, shortage in revenue collection and the challenges associated with the clearance of goods at the ports of entry, among others, can be attributed to indiscipline.
Addressing participants at the end of a four-day training session by the Parliamentary Training Institute (PTI) on Effective Time and Stress Management for the staff of Parliament, the Tamale South MP noted that Ghana must take time much more seriously than it has done in the past.
In his speech, Mr. Iddrisu stated that “we take too many things for granted. For instance, in tax obligations and revenue mobilisation, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will wait until it misses its revenue targets before starting all over again to meet its target”.
He suggested that the government and other non-governmental institutions must pay much attention to discipline in ensuring development.
“For this country to develop, there is the need for discipline. The government and other non-governmental institutions must see discipline as a priority and pay much attention to it. The country can only develop if we instill discipline in everything we do”, he reiterated.
While Mr. Iddrisu congratulated PTI for organising the training, he emphasised the need for all citizens to dedicate time for stress management.
He also urged the participants especially, the Parliamentary staff who benefited from the training, to go and make an impact with all they have learnt during the four- day training.
The Minority leader proposed similar training exercise on stress management for Members of Parliament.