Speaking to Parliament on Tuesday in his maiden State of the Nation Address, Nana Akufo-Addo said the wind of change blowing in the country following the change of government must affect what has become known as the “Ghana-Man-Time.”
President Akufo-Addo has served notice he is going to wage a war against lateness to public functions because the canker which has eaten into Ghana’s culture is affecting productivity.
Lateness to social events – private or national – has become the norm in Ghana, with some chiefs, traditional rulers, religious leaders, government officials and politicians being the most prominent culprits.
“All three arms of government must change the way it does things,” Nana Akufo-Addo told the lawmakers.
“State functions start and close late. We must be punctual to time and I intend to set a personal example.”