Let’s restore ethical moral values in our society-Bono Regional Minister

September 22, 2021 By 0 Comments

The Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene, has urged the media and other stakeholders to lead a crusade to restore moral values among the citizenry in the Ghanaian society.

She blamed Ghanaians for the fallen standard of moral values in our contemporary society, saying, “It is, indeed, a collective responsibility for us to restore and sustain our cherished values that have been thrown into the ditch for inexplicable reasons.”

Madam Owusu-Banahene was speaking at the 2021 International Peace Day, organised by the National Peace Council in Sunyani under the theme “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World.”

“The Ghana I know is not the Ghana we are living in today. Is it the technology that has caused this sharp and swift change, because Ghana was a country where every child was everybody’s child? It was also a country where teachers were holistically relied on for moral upbringing of the young once, this does not exist any longer,” she observed.

The Minister said: “The get rich quick attitude of the youth today, born out of irresponsible parenting, money conscious men of God who usually hand pick some quotations from the Bible for their insatiable quest for wealth and the opulent is yet another debilitating factor that is plunging the society into chaos.”

She explained that it was a collective responsibility for us all to spare no effort to fight hard to restore the most cherished values that have been thrown to the dogs in exchange for mere perishable material things.

Madam Owusu-Banahene indicated that the sustenance of the country’s peace is a shared responsibility for all Ghanaians and therefore entreated citizens to play their part in keeping the country united even after a fiercely contested election.