Before you will criticise government, check your ways.
Before you will criticise government, take a positive step or make an effort to change something.
Before you criticise government, get your facts right.
As individuals, what are we doing to bring the change we want to see in our lives and the society as a whole.
Some people are suffering somewhere because, of our negligence. What do you do when you want to discard something and there is no dustbin around you ? Do you look left and right to see no one is coming and throw it somewhere? Or you will hold it till you get a dustbin so you can discard it?
Some years back, I made a vow that when ever I buy something and want to discard it after use, if I don’t get a dustbin, I will put it in my bag or pocket till I get one or bring it to the house to dumb it.
I believe, if we take such stands, we can keep our country clean without blaming government or government employing someone to do that.
As educated ones, we can take it upon ourselves to educate the illiterate ones not to litter around.
With this, we will make a great impact and contribute to the change we want to see. You don’t have any idea of how much it cost government to clear the waste in our country and fight against its consequences that comes with it .
Poor sanitation costs Ghana $290 million every year, a programmes officer at the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD) of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mr Kweku Quansah, disclosed it to Daily Graphic.
Government spends over millions of cedis to address issues of sanitation and the effects that comes with it. I believe if we play our role by doing the right thing, we can help government save some of the money for other developments.
Directly or indirectly, what we do affect us and our families. Let us take a positive step to bring change in our houses, communities and the country as a whole.
We can build a better country by changing our ways or attitude and having a positive thoughts.
Be the change you want to see today.
Together we build a better country.
Editor: Mr Louis Owusu