Don’t expect social intervention from only gov’t – NCCE boss urges new thinking

NCCE boss, Josephine Nkrumah urges new thinking about the role of government in the society

The National Commission for Civic Education Chairperson is asking Ghanaians and corporate bodies to see themselves as partners in development and not bystanders.

Josephine Nkrumah said the government should not always be seen as the originator of social intervention in the country.

She would rather want individuals and institutions to also lead the fight for social re-engineering to address the needs of the poor in society.

Some residents of Accra being given free hot meal during the lockdown of some four cities

“Social intervention must not only come from the government… corporate institutions and individuals must begin to rise up,” she said on GTV’s Talking Point last Sunday.

The government has rolled out various social interventions as a way of mitigating the suffering of the poor brought upon them by measures taken to combat the coronavirus.

Free hot meals and other food items are distributed on a daily basis to residents in some deprived communities in Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi.

But the government should not be left alone in this battle, the NCCE boss charges Ghanaians and corporate bodies.

Madam Nkrumah wants corporate institutions and individuals to reach out to the less privileged in the society by way of food donations among others.

“There is no day we got on the field and came back and the report has been everything is okay,” she said about the suffering of Ghanaians.

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