4/13/2012 3:32:29 PM -
Yesterday, a gang of hoodlums virtually took over a portion of Accra Central, compelling, at a point, the Police to fire rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.
Their brazenness, even with the Police presence at a certain point, was indicative of a certain confidence in the hoodlums that there was no way they could be arrested. With the source of their power residing at the Castle, their confidence was understandable.
The confidence they exuded as they brandished cutlasses, pick axes, alongside the occasional firing of the firearms they bore, was greeted by questions about the safety of Ghanaians by those who managed to watch them as they marched with war songs on their lips.
Yesterday's reign of terror, a stone's throw away from the Accra Regional Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service, is not a good testimonial of law enforcement in the country.
We are not surprised because politicians at the helm are quick to descend on policemen who seek to do their work professionally. The ACP Awuni Angwubutoge versus Hon Nii Armah Ashietey issue is an apt case in point.
With such interference and threats to policemen who refuse to play ball from a ruling party, despicable developments like the one being witnessed in Odododiodoo would persist and hardly surprise most of us.
Regardless of the spate of lawlessness sweeping across the country, the President appears to be oblivious to it as he cruises along the roads of the Volta Region, pointing at a non-existent Better Ghana.
His almost incessant rhetoric about his abhorrence for blood-spilling is being undermined by the spate of violence greeting the registration exercise.
Some say he is either in denial of the reality or pretending to be unconscious of it. That is the extent of the raging indiscipline and breach of the public order law featuring in Ghana today and amazingly under a law professor as president.
The assault on Ursula Owusu a couple of days ago and another NPP personality afterwards speaks volumes about what is beginning to look like apathy on the part of the Commander-In-Chief.
President Mills has no moral right talking to his compatriots about patriotism when he turns a blind eye to persons who are destroying the cohesiveness of Ghana through unprecedented actions.
The danger in disallowing persons from registering at particular registration centres because of the handicap of not being able to speak a particular language is not only shameful but a dangerous precedent repugnant to national security.
This is one of the many issues President Mills must speak to instead of continuously belabouring his so-called peace credentials.
Won't he for once call Nii Lante Vanderpuye to order by telling him to come off his bad ways because Ghana has no room for such unbecoming culture?
Are we encouraging other urban centres such as Kumasi to also start stopping non-indigenes from registering in their areas? This is despicable worth condemning by all Ghana-loving citizens.