Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has said he is very surprise about how Ghanaians are losing social sense of responsibility.
He addressed this when he met some assembly members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
“There is so much freedom today which is not making people become responsible for their actions.” He said.
He compared the current situation to what has been in the past by saying, “In the olden days, we established structures at the local level that ensured that people who went contrary to the law were punished.”
“We set up tribunals with its members including opinion leaders in the communities who punished wrongdoing. Unlike today where our gutters are choked, you dared not throw rubbish into drains or defecate at the beaches,” he added.
He said it has resulted in the depletion of the social sense of Ghanaians who now engage in insanitary practices, such as indiscriminate disposal of waste and open defecation.