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11.04.2004 General News

Indiscipline cause of country's under-development-Awuni

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Mpraeso, April 11, GNA - Mr Andrews Awuni, A Deputy Minister of Information, on Sunday said the high rate of under-development, poverty and disease in the country could partly be attributed to indiscipline among the people.

He, therefore called on all Ghanaians to ensure that the country's laws, rules and regulations were strictly enforced towards national development.

Mr Awuni said lateness, absenteeism, violent demonstrations by students led to productivity and indiscriminate littering of the streets affected the health of the people resulting in the lack of meaningful development.

The Deputy Minister was addressing the third National Congress of the National Union of Kwahu Students, under the theme "Curbing indiscipline in the society, the role of tertiary students", at Mpraeso.

He said the nation had abundant human and material resources that could enhance national development but smuggling, illegal felling of lumber, under invoicing and over-invoicing among others vices undermined development.

Mr Awuni called on students of tertiary institutions to be law abiding and to educate the people on the need to enforce the country's laws towards progress.

The Kwahu South District Chief Executive, Mr Raymond Osafo Djan, urged the youth in the area to take advantage of the government's training programmes to acquire employable skills to enable them to establish their own businesses.

He advised members of the union to assist the assembly to mobilise revenue and to organise courses in management and information technology for second cycle students during holidays.

The Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Okerchire Kwabena Adusa, expressed concern about the effect of music on the lives of the youth. The national president of the union, Mr Isaac Addo called on all Ghanaians to embrace the Vice President's call for greater discipline.

Members of the union last Friday organised a float through some principal streets of Kwahu Tafo, Asakraka, Bepong, Obemeng, Mpraeso and Obo in the district to create awareness on HIV.