A private legal practitioner and lead convener of #FixTheCountry believes fixing the country will demand the collective responsibility of all Ghanaians.
Oliver Parker Vormawor on Metro TV’s Inside Pages Saturday said every Ghanaian plays a critical role in the development of Ghana and change in the attitude of the citizenry is the right step to get the country fixed.
“If you are a landlord and you’re playing illegality in your corner, you are not helping our fix our country,” he said.
“As a rent officer if I stay in my office and I don’t make sure that the law is implemented I’m not helping to fix the country,” the lawyer told Francisca Kakra Forson.
He noted that tenants failing to report landlords to the Rent Control for charging illegal rents advance are all problems facing the country which needs to be fixed and until tenant take action Ghana cannot be fixed.
“If you’re a tenant or a prospective tenant you are going in for an apartment or premises and the landlord demands and collects more than six-month rent and you keep quiet because of the apartment you’re going in for you like the environment. By not reporting the landlord who is demanding more than six months, you are not helping us fix the country,” he averred.
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Some irate Ghanaians have been venting their spleens over what many describe as a failure on the part of successive governments to improve the lives of the citizenry.
Mostly made up of the youth, tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of these inadequacies.
Despite efforts by the government including the Nation Builders’ Corp (NABCO), National Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), and other commitments towards investing in the growing human capital, some Twitter users say the impact is not felt on the ground.
Dominant in the sentiments shared on Twitter are rising youth unemployment, dilapidated health system, skyrocketing home-renting structure, poor road networks among others.
“This is the right time for us to stand up and come together as one people to speak and let them [government] know that we are tired,” Joshua Boye-Doe, a social media user and initiator of the #FixTheCountry campaign said.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana