'Social disorder, dishonesty' eating Ghana up - Rawlings

According to him, he is often times abused for his constant complains about the pertaining disorder and abuse of power in the country.


Former President John Rawlings has expressed worry at the rate at which the country’s development is being sabotaged by dishonesty and social disorder.


In his June 4 address at the commemoration of the June 4 uprising in Accra, the ex-President said: “Developments over the past year on both the political and social front have once again exposed the extent of political and social disorder and dishonesty that is eating our country up like a malignant tumor.”

The June 4 uprising is commemorate each year to remember the violent uprising in Ghana in 1979 that arose out of a combination of corruption, bad governance, lack of discipline in the army and frustrations in the army and among the general public.

“I receive the he usual abuse and tribulations from cowards who in their delusion assume their ill-acquired wealth makes them untouchable regardless of the power and conviction of the ordinary hardworking and liberal people of this country.”

Ex-President Rawlings indicated that bad governance has resulted in the pollution and destruction of the country’s environment which is affecting the lives of citizens.

He complained saying, “in our country, the abuse has become dire because of the abuse of our water bodies through the dumping of non-degradable waste like plastics, metals, chemicals and other poisonous materials.”

The “senseless” abuse of water bodies in the name of illegal mining has “further exasperated by the senseless abuse of our rivers and lakes for the new found craze for illegal mining.”

“It is tragic to see rivers such as Ankobra, Pra, Offin and parts of the Volta that used to provide clean potable water to huge communities now turn into a flow of mud and grime,” he added.


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