There is so
much talk about indiscipline in our society and its
devastating effects on the moral fiber of the country.
The general expectation is that the elders, the more
educated, and the well-placed in society should be
exemplars as far as disciplinary behaviors are
concerned. However, this is not the case in Ghana. Those
mentioned above seem to be the worse offenders and they
perpetuate indiscipline to the highest degree.
According to the front page story of the Daily Graphic
of 11th November 2008 on the second presidential debate
in Tamale, those who attended were “dignitaries from the
countries political spectrum”. What I saw was appalling!
In between segments when the dignitaries were to take a
break of 3 minutes, it took 4 or more extra minutes and
constant reminder from the moderators for people to sit
down. We should not let this pass by as insignificant.
It shows how deep- rooted and high up indiscipline is in
For a break of 3 minutes,
disciplined people must start sitting down, without
prompting, after 2 ˝ minutes so that the programme could
resume after 3 minutes. May be the crusade on
indiscipline will have to start with the “dignitaries”
in society. How can we achieve results if the
propagators and implementers of the crusade are the