Veteran journalist Kwesi Pratt Jr. has condemned offices in the country where people waste time everyday undergoing prayer sessions instead of doing their jobs.
Speaking on a similar call by the President, Kwesi Pratt said the President was right and Ghanaians should desist from such services since it reduces productivity.
The President, in his May Day address to workers, called on Ghanaians to improve our attitude to work. The President called out many bad practices which take place at workplaces all across the country, including using working time for ‘morning devotion’.
“I have said it at another forum, but I think it bears repeating: we arrive at work late and then spend the first hour in prayer; we are clock watchers and leave in the middle of critical work, because it is the official closing time. Everything comes to a stop when it rains and we seem to expect the rest of the world also to stop.” the President said.
Speaking on ‘Kokrokoo’ on Peace Fm, Pratt absolutely agreed with the President’s sentiments.
“There’s a place of work where from morning (8 O’clock) when they’re expected to start work; they will now be doing morning devotion for one hour. They will be clapping hands and singing hallelujah for one hour,” Pratt said.
“In the afternoon too – afternoon prayers – another one hour and when they are about to close too – closing prayers – one hour. So, they take 3 hours out of the eight hours we need to work”.
According to him, such practices must definitely be stopped.
He also called on workplace bosses to stop forcing such activities to take place as not everyone in the office might be willing to.