Ghanaians are mostly dishonest and less patriotic than they claim to be, First deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Osei-Owusu has observed.
According to him, most well to do Ghanaians still rely on government to fix every problem in their community when they are in the position to help.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Tuesday, the Bekwai MP said most Ghanaians in authority are comfortable compromising law enforcement personnel when their friends and relatives break the law.
“The dishonesty is too high, the integrity deficit is just too high in this country, we are less patriotic than we claim to be,” he said.
In his view, the nation will see less progress if everyone is trying to bend the rules in their favour.
On the state of road carnage in the country, the former DVLA boss urged passengers to be responsible for their lives.
“About 80 percent of the problem is law enforcement. If you make the attempt to punish errant drivers, it gets political and then law enforcement fizzles out.
“The biggest challenge is the human resource, the people employed to do the work often don’t do their work. It is our own attitude towards law enforcement, we have a culture of impunity on the roads, we are aggressive on the roads and we are careless about our own safety. Our biggest challenge is the human attitude,” he said.