The Minority Leader and Member for Tamale South Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, has bemoaned the lack of discipline among Ghanaians which has been the bane of the country’s development, hence the call on Government and other Non-Governmental Institutions to pay much attention to discipline in ensuring development in the country.
“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.
According to Hon. Iddrisu, the carnage on the roads, medical negligence, the negative attitudes of public sector workers, shortage in revenue collection and the challenges associated with 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 staffs of Parliament, the Tamale South MP noted that Ghanaians must take time seriously than it has done in the past.
“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”. The Minority Leader stated.
Whiles Hon. Haruna Iddrisu congratulated the PTI for organising the training, he emphasized 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.