How best can the Ghanaian authorities curb the growing menace of armed robbers across the country? Being attacked by armed robbers is a traumatic experience that one wouldn't wish upon even one's worst enemies. That is why it is vital that an effective solution is found to halt that growing societal-menace, as quickly as is practicable.
Having said that, the point also needs to be made, however, that registering even a personal arsenal, consisting of the world's most powerful automatic weapons, will not secure the lives of law-abiding citizens, and their loved ones, who share the same roof over their heads, in today's Ghana. No question.
Unfortunately, from day one, today's big-thieves-in-high-places, who now dominate our greed-filled and effete ruling-élites, deliberately focused on packing our national security apparatus, with ill-disciplined myrmidon-thugs, previously employed by pro-New Party Party (NPP) militia's, owned privately, by a few party bigwigs, after January 2017. That egregious-aberation, has weakened Ghana's law enforcement agencies, considerably.
Incredibly, it was part of a grand-strategy, planned to enable them dominate the Ghanaian nation-state, for the next thirty years - to facilitate the looting of Mother Ghana, by stealth, with total impunity: to enable them to recoup personal funds expended to finance their party's three presidential and parliamentary election campaigns (of December 2008, December 2012 and December 2016), and successfully implement their top-secret agenda, of turning Nkrumah's Ghana, into an Akan-dominated society (as it happens, I am Akan myself, and know what I am talking about).
Alas, it has ended up turning our mostly peaceful nation, into a sometimes volatile African country, with a growing army of desperate youth, from some of the member-nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), freely roaming across Ghana, seeking dreamt-of-vast-fortunes, as scrap dealers, galamsayers and illegal sandwinners.
When business slows down, naturally (coming mostly from violence-prone backgrounds), they take to moonlighting as drug-crazed dare-devil armed robbers, terrorising innocent law-abiding folk.
The only lasting-solution, in my humble opinion, to curbing the growing lawlessness, is the passage of new legislation, by Parliament, under a certificate of urgency, granting immunity from prosecution, to personnel of the law enforcement agencies, which empowers them to automatically adopt a shoot-to-kill-stance, when confronting armed robbers. Simple. Cased closed. Enough is enough. Haaba.