|Mr Kwaku Sintim Misa, a dramatist and popular television personality, has said moral values have deteriorated in the country and this has left the youth ‘stranded’.
He, therefore, called for creative and systematic programmes to tackle the issue to guarantee the nation’s future.
Mr Sintim-Misa was speaking at the Springboard 2012 Road Show Grand finale at Ho.
He said the respective older generations had over the years destroyed value systems, norms, procedures and institutions bequeathed by their forbears, leaving those coming after them with malfunctioning institutions.
Mr Sintim-Misa compared times of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when floors of wards of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital were mopped every morning and bed sheets changed, to currently, when you were lucky to get a bed while on admission and had to bring your own beddings.
In Ghana, mediocrity prevails over excellence and there is the culture of people accepting what is sub-standard, he said.
He also complained about dwindling levels of integrity among Ghanaians and society’s polarization between the two big political parties, New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr Sintim-Misa said as a result of the polarization most issues of State have two truths, the NDC truth and the NPP truth.
The Springboard Road Show is a talk programme put together by Albert Ocran and Comfort Ocran, a couple and entrepreneurs, operating under the aegis of the Springboard Road Show Foundation, to galvanize the youth through forums, clubs, networking and linkages to become and achievers.
Mr Ocran, who spoke on the secrets of top performers, said everyone could do well but must think deep and persevere to make it.
He said while getting to the top was challenging, sustaining it was tougher and that complacency, indiscipline, disconnection with reality and arrogance could make one tumble.
Mrs Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive of the MTN, main sponsors of the Springboard Road Show for the past five years, said mobile phone telephony was an important tool for education and wealth creation and should be harnessed for self-development.
She said courtesies while using the phone should be observed and that there was no need to clamour for phones beyond ones means.
Mr James Ebow Whyte, a Playwright and a radio celebrity, who was named the Springboard Personality of the Year 2011, said big objectives, normally, starts small, moving at the originators pace and warned that comparisons were bad.
Other sponsors of the event include Zenith Bank, Coca-cola, Starlife Assurance, Newmont Ghana and the Graduate Business Support Scheme (GEBSS).