The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished the Ghanaian public to endeavor to use periods allocated for work judiciously.
This, he stressed would rapidly enhance the pace of the country’s development rather than the snail pace by which things were running currently.
Speaking at a business forum with entrepreneurs and the clergy in Accra, the president expressed unhappiness about the attitude of some public officers who indulge in prayer sessions during productive periods of the day rather than attending to their normal routines.
This unfortunate attitude, he insisted was backward and irresponsible.
According to the president, every human being should be able to strike a balance between work time and prayer or personal devotion periods.
This, he maintained was the most effective way making one’s life count for his maker and country.
No public servant , he stressed should be allowed to sacrifice his schedule for any spiritual exercise.
According to him, the country needed serious minded people in the public sector to push the kind of transformational agenda the government has for the people.
The country, he intimated faced a lot of bottlenecks in achieving its economic growth, insisting every effort should henceforth be expended in turning the unfortunate tide around.
The presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Rev Prof Awotwi Pratt underscored the importance of having a balance to the way things are done in the country.
According to him, God does not do what humans are capable of doing for themselves.
Rather, with prayer, hardwork and dedication to one’s purpose God enables people to achieve greater results in life.
He, therefore, charged the public to attend to their chores, duties and mandates with a clear sense of dedication and commitment so as to enable the country achieve the kind of results the society looks out for.
According to him, a society becomes what its people determine it to be by their attitudes and character.