We have had some wise counseling coming from Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the just ended National commission for Civic Education?s Annual Democratic lectures. The increased, excessive, and obsessive politicization of national issues by Ghanaians is driving us to the political abyss. The development and the national interest of Ghana should be our number one priority not the well being of the political party one belongs to. He said there was the need for a national consensus on fundamental issues in the country, suggesting the enactment of a legislation that would forbid governments from abandoning projects initiated by their predecessor. Words of wisdom. If only we will pay attention and listen.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu said freedom of speech has never meant freedom to insult or defame without just cause. ?In the most liberal environment, every citizen is entitled to the protection of his honour and integrity, and the citizen does not lose that right because he offers to serve his nation,?
There appears to be no rules, or if any there are, they are not enforced. People interject and interrupt each other at will, and it degenerates into a senseless arguments where people shout themselves hoarse and it goes on forever and ….God knows what. It is in a way a reflection of our undisciplined national life. Even high schools debating club/society debates are better organized and students are more disciplined. Of course the moderators a these high school debates always do a better job.