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Greed, self-centredness of politicians holding back development – Prof Millar

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The President of the Millar Open University, Professor David Millar, has expressed deep concern over the detrimental effects of greed, selfishness, and self-centeredness on Ghana’s development. Despite the country’s abundant natural resources, the pace of progress is hindered by these negative traits exhibited by politicians.

During a discussion on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Professor Millar emphasised the urgent need for leadership to prioritise the greater good and take actions that promote national development. He lamented that the prevalence of greed and self-centeredness among politicians is impeding Ghana’s potential for rapid advancement.

Professor Millar stressed that the collective efforts of leaders should be directed towards fostering an environment conducive to sustainable development. This includes implementing policies that prioritise the well-being of citizens, investing in critical sectors such as infrastructure, education, healthcare, and agriculture, and creating opportunities for inclusive growth.

The professor’s comments shed light on the crucial role of ethical leadership in shaping the nation’s progress. He called for a paradigm shift among politicians, urging them to prioritise the long-term interests of the country over personal gain. By embracing a selfless and service-oriented approach, leaders can unlock Ghana’s true potential and propel the nation towards comprehensive and sustainable development.

“Development happens. In fact, if development didn’t happen, we would have what we call a default situation. You will need to run so fast that you will remain at zero. It means that if you were not running, you would go into zero. It means if development were not happening, we would have been in the negative. However the sort of development we are doing is so limiting that we run so fast to remain at zero. The challenge is going beyond zero to one or two. That is where we are found wanting. We let some other factors come into play. Quickly, that which comes to our mind is greed, selfishness and self-centeredness. When these show up and you are at zero, when you are not careful, they might even send you backwards,” he said. 

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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