Folks, the levels of lawlessness and impunity in Ghana continues under our President, a former Attorney General, renowned lawyer, former minister for Foreign Affairs and extolled human rights advocate. Clearly something doesn’t add up!
How could a music awards show become a battle ground with guns drawn? But hey, while the Shatta vs Stonebowy spectacle is condemnable and criminal, can we crucify them when:
1) A Minister of State in charge of National Security at the Presidency ordered and deployed thugs under the auspices of National Security to brutalise citizens whose only crime was to go to the polls to cast their votes? As I write the Minister is still at post at the Presidency whiles the victims are left to their faith. And who chairs national the security council, our lawyer cum human rights advocate President!
2) The personal prophet of the President Owusu-Bempah is walking free after invading and in some cases assaulting radio show presenters at in their radio studios and stations. Only a few days ago the Presidential prophet stated that he knew the whereabouts of the kidnapped girls and that Kweku Baako and Anas caused the killing of Ahmed Hussein Suale, yet the CID has seen no need to invite him to assist in investigating both issues.
3) A journalist is murdered because he is part of an investigative team which did investigative work that alleged that the President and his bigmen are complicit in potential schemes to enrich themselves and will likely be beneficiaries of acts of bribery and corruption (Ahmed Hussein Suale #12). Yet till date no measurable progress had been reported with regards to Ahmed Hussein Suale’s murder.
4) A journalist has had to go into hiding outside his native country, Ghana (Manasseh Awuni Azuri), because he dared to do a documentary exposing a deceitful and pretentious President who huffed and poofed about fighting vigilantism when in fact, his former chief security was busy training militia vigilante groups at the former seat of Government ( De-eye group).
5) A regional security coordinator appointed by the human rights lawyer now President was assaulted by his party vigilante group, Delta forces, in broad day light and when as a result of public outcry, a number of the rascals were arrested and were standing trial, their colleagues had the impudence of invading a court and freeing them, and till date the rascals who soiled and insulted our justice delivery system are still at large.
6) A CID boss (Tiwaa) has been promoted twice in less than two years and is in pole position to be appointed the IGP of the Ghana Police Service when she is on record to have coached a potential witness cum complainant on what to say, on a tape in circulation in the public domain, to protect the government from public bashing regarding the misconduct of two deputy Chiefs of Staff the complainant, A-PLUS had accused of taking bribes.
The same CID boss currently at post held a press conference to tell the world that she knew the location and whereabouts of some kidnapped girls in Takoradi, only to later write a letter inviting the chairman of the ardent political opponent of the President, who appointed her to assist in an investigation to find the same girls, when she knows where they are!
7) A Senior Police Officer, Nanka Bruce was viciously assaulted at the Presidency at the very onset of the reign of our Lawyer human rights advocate President, yet till date no one has been held accountable although there is CCTV footage of this crime. Rather those who exposed this crime are those who have been punished!
Folks, the list of acts of lawlessness and impunity goes on and on! And while the incident that occurred at the VGMA must be condemned, we can’t do so without exposing the actions and or inactions of the state and government, especially, our President in promoting, directly or indirectly, such lawlessness and impunity.
If action had been taken by the President from the onset in the interest of all citizens, rather than protecting party thugs, Presidential prophets and appendages, just maybe, what happened at the VGMA would not have been registered in the annals of our history.
I remain a citizen.
Dr. Clement Abasinaab Apaak
M.P, Builsa South