Markets are burning in Ghana yet the arsonists are not arrested – what a joke!

Criminals are having a field day in Ghana at the moment. They are boldly carrying out their criminal activities without entertaining any slightest fear of arrest or prosecution. What is going on? I am sure the president is not asleep on his post.

I am pointing all five accusing fingers on the NDC. I blame them for most of the crimes taking place in Ghana at the moment. For their absurd quest to come back to power, they have permanently been sabotaging President Nana Akufo-Addo and his NPP government.

Had the National Chairman of the NDC, dishonourable Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, a Church of Pentecost Elder, not coached NDC faithful on how to make the nation unsafe for the citizenry and ungovernable for President Nana Akufo-Addo and his NPP government? Had he not spelt out how his plots would be executed? Had he not coached them to kidnap, murder and insult people as well as to resort to arson, all in his larger plan to make the president unpopular and hated by the populace?

For how long will it take the prosecutors and judges in Ghana to successfully try this political faggot who is more of a devil incarnate than an honest politician seeking to serve his country and people? Have the laws of the country become so toothless as to be unable to bite Ofosu-Ampofo, but to let him go scot free after the continuous manifestation of all the evils he had devised and coached some NDC faithful on; his sole strategy to bring the NDC back to power?

Ghana indeed is becoming a country of jokers where daring criminals are given automatic licence to do as they want when they like.

How on earth is it that markets are continually getting burnt in a country where security operatives and investigative journalists (most of them quack of course) abound, yet, we have not been able to arrest a single of the arsonists? Is the government up to the task of ensuring the safety and protection of lives and properties in the country? I doubt it!

If the government had been serious to order the Chief Justice, the Inspector General of Police and other government security agencies to be up and doing, arresting criminals and expediting their trials, Ghana wouldn’t have got to this level of alarming insecurity to the citizenry.

The law courts are not doing the nation any favour. The incessant postponements of trial cases for all dubious and stupid reasons probably bordering on corruption and partisanship on the part of the trial judges, prosecutors and lawyers, we have got to this stage where a walking murderer gets away with blood dripping off his hands.

Is Ofosu-Ampofo by his plots not worse than a murderer? Has not any of his plots led to the death of innocent persons, kidnappings, the destruction of properties and insults on people? Why is this partisan and politically-polarized scumbag still left free and emboldened to continue with his malevolence?

Is it the usual nonsense of the Ghanaian’s overly reliance on God where they say, “leave him, God will deal with him” hence leaving Ofosu-Ampofo alone to continue with his evil plots without any fear?

SUGGESTIONS:

1.     The government must order the nation’s security leaders to implement realistic and enforceable policies able to lead to the arrest of criminals and prevention of unnecessary fatal or destructive crimes taking place in the first place.

2.      Informants must be employed and once they relay intelligence information on criminals to their employers, they must act on them without delay.

3.     The Chief Justice must set timeframes within which certain cases must be completely done with without the current system where lawyers, prosecutors and judges can play pranks to delay cases to render important cases useless in the end.

4.     The government must by executive order, or the Chief Justice by internal policies or Act of Parliament or any other means feasible, as may be granted by the constitution, seek to create a Special Court to expeditiously deal with cases bordering on causing financial loss to the state, embezzlement of state funds and assets and plotting treason against the government and the nation, as exemplified by Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.

5.     There must be no favouritism, sympathy and fear when dealing with criminal cases brought before a court. As the law is no respecter of persons, judges should not allow traditional overlords, e.g. Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the self-acclaimed most powerful person in Ghana to whom everyone must kowtow, and at the mention of whose name every knee should bow, to influence or dictate to them. Judges must be fair and firm.

6.     A robust policy of disciplinary at workplaces leading to the firing of those committing gross misconduct be implemented to put fear into rogue workers, especially public servants of whom court staff and police are included, to bring discipline, order and productivity to workplaces and companies to spark off the true and serious socio-economic development of Ghana.

7.     Speed up the trial of Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo to give confidence to discerning Ghanaians that for once, President Nana Akufo-Adofo is serious but not playing political gimmicks with fighting corruption and crimes in Ghana to make the nation safe and secure for all.

Rockson Adofo