Nana Otumfuo Has Spoken Well
THE PUBLISHER is pleased over reports that the Asantehene, Nana Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has added his influential voice to the subject of political hooliganism that has threatened the peace of this country for a while now.
Though political hooliganism is not a new phenomenon in Ghana, it has become rampant and reaching crisis stages in the country in recent times despite repeated instructions from President Nana Akufo-Addo that such law breakers should be arrested and dealt with according to the laws of the country.
Despite the clear instruction by the President, it is not clear whether the Inspector General of Police has decided to ignore the directive or he simply lacks the courage to do his job.
THE PUBLISHER has not admired the lack of commitment and will power with which the issues have been handled by the police so far.
Nana Otumfuo, adding his voice to calls on the powers that be to ensure the lawlessness stops, is encouraging and gives us a positive assurance that something would certainly be done about the situation.
Nana is no ordinary chief. He commands a lot of authority and his level of influence is not in doubt.
For Nana to voice out on this issue means a lot and we only hope and pray the IGP and his men would stop treating the culprits with kid’s gloves despite the public outcry and instruction from the President.
THE PUBLISHER is of the opinion that even when such lawless souls are arrested, the Courts can only get them jailed based on the quality of investigation done and docket submitted by the Police Service.
Assuming the IGP has no teeth to bite the law breakers, one wonders whether the Minister for National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, a highly educated individual and political icon is satisfied with the state of the country’s security.
If Kan-Dapaah is satisfied with the current state of Ghana’s security, he has no business remaining in office because that would mean he is not on the ground and has no idea what is happening.
If Kan-Dapaah is not satisfied with the current state of Ghana’s internal security and he has failed to remedy the anomaly for the past ten months, then it is clear he himself should humbly step down for a more capable hand to take over and restore some sanity.
The National Security Minister, the Interior Minister, the Defense Minister and their respective deputies are all political appointees that got into office courtesy the New Patriotic Party (NPP) winning power.
It is disappointing that these political appointees have suddenly forgotten that Ghanaians love their security more than any other thing and the slightest feeling of insecurity creates social crisis for the government of the day; the very government that appointed the about three Ministers and their respective deputies.