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Ken Atta-Boakye, a retired US-based Ghanaian teacher, has accused the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for sleeping on the job, a situation which has led to a free-fall in moral uprightness in the country.

He bemoaned that the corruption canker among people occupying political and public offices and immoral issues like pre-mature sex, smoking and drinking among the youth, were on the increase because NCCE is inactive.

“I am not impressed about the delivery of the NCCE. We just don’t feel their presence in our communities and this had paved way for immorality to flourish”, the retired substitute teacher of Fairfax County Public School, US, stated.

Speaking with DAILY GUIDE, Mr. Atta-Boakye, who is currently on a visit to the country, sternly warned that Ghana could not develop effectively, as the people wished, if corruption continued to flourish in the country.

He charged the NCCE to buck-up by starting to organize workshops in communities and set up clubs in the various schools so that moral issues and civic responsibilities of the people could be impacted on the youth so they grew with it.

Mr. Atta-Boakye stated that the corruption menace, which had become a stumbling block to the country’s growth, could be tamed in the years ahead if the NCCE started to play roles in inculcating acceptable lifestyle in the youth.

According to him, issues of corruption and immorality were not as high in the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s as it is now, saying that the NCCE was very active then and their output helped shaped the behaviour of the people.

The retired US teacher, who had authored a book titled ‘Campaign to Promote Civic Education in Ghana’, stated that his motivation is that the book would help to positively shape the thinking of the citizenry to promote Ghana’s growth.

Mr. Atta-Boakye, who freely distributed copies of the 108-paged books to the Hiawu Besease JHS, urged Ghanaians in the US and other countries, to return and play roles to help make the country a better place.

He said he used his own resources, time, energy and expertise to produce the book as a way of giving back to his country, stressing that the country would develop properly if the people upheld patriotism and shunned corrupt practices.
Source: Daily Guide

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