Former Foreign Affairs Minister Hackman Owusu-Agyemang has called for strict punishment of persons who have raided the nation’s purse with impunity.
He believes Ghana cannot be run by individuals who do not have the country at heart but their selfish interests.
“I think the time has come for Ghanaians to appreciate the fact that this nation can only be built by ourselves and that the interests of the nation should be put way above everything else.”
“Those that have raided the treasury of this nation with impunity need to be punished. Yes, and if we don’t set up that system of doing things we cannot develop … and the leadership must provide the way out,” he said in an interview on Accra-based Asaase Radio.
Hackman Owusu Agyemang indicated that it is a worrying fact that there is no passion for the development of the country.
“The passion to serve the nation, to be in the public service is no longer there and I think we’ve become too focused on our own selfish interest…I believe in the fullness of time, we should be able to rediscover ourselves…
“I’m dismayed by what is happening now,” he said.