Ghana Needs National Vision

Motivational speaker, Mr Samuel Lartey, has advocated the formulation of a national vision that will be binding on every political party that comes to power. He said the proposed vision should spell out the direction of the country and the steps to be followed to achieve the targets set out in the vision. Mr Lartey, who is the Country Representative of the Inspired Leaders network (ILN), was speaking with the Daily Graphic after taking some political party constituency executive, business executive and community leaders of Teshie-Ledzokuku Constituency through a leadership training course. Mr Lartey said the absence of a national vision had retarded the growth of the country, since successive governments, more often, discarded important projects and programmes initiated by their predecessors for mere political reasons, to the detriment of the country. Besides, he said the absence of a national vision had made it difficult for the political leaders to provide effective leadership needed to bring about the needed development for the country. “What I see in the country is management, but not leadership. Leadership is to energise your people to achieve results,” he stressed. He said if the national vision was in place, the Government of the day would have to rally all citizens behind the vision in order to propel the country’s socio-economic development and create social cohesion. “We need a national vision that will energise all of us and tell us how to achieve the targets,” he stressed.