As a citizen of the ’90s, I saw men patrol the neighborhood at night, impeding ‘dark mine- diggers’ (thieves) from operation.
Their zeal to render service to the community and Ghana at large earned them the name VOLUNTEERS.
Fast forward into the 2000s.
We craved for modernization of our security apparatus. Politics grabbed the opportunity to infiltrate the systems.
Politics engulfed it, threats enclaved it, fear enclothed it, greed enchained its operations.
Politics has ‘harlotize’ our security system, the systems prostitute with governments.
To mention but a few, the outcomes of the odious brutalities we saw in ‘Asutifi’ South, the skanky mayhem in Talensi to the bloody outrage in Ayawaso West Wuogon are portending that our security system is on wheels
The life of the common Ghanaian dangles between political parties, the fate to secure his continuous breath can’t be guaranteed with surety.
The security system is on wheels?
#University of Education, Winneba
Columnist: Wudana Samuel