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Should a wise and aspirational African people like Ghanaians press their leaders to make cybercrime punishable by mandatory death sentences?

Feature Article Should a wise and aspirational African people like Ghanaians press their leaders to make cybercrime punishable by mandatory death sentences?
NOV 24, 2022 LISTEN

So seriously-damaging, is cybercrime, in a world now virtually dependent on digitisation for value-creation that we must make it a crime punishable by mandatory life sentences, without the possibility of parole for all categories of offenders, regardless of age.

If any one doubts the importance of digitisation in value-creation, let him or her go the offices of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), and see the frustration of customers (who hitherto had been paying their bills from the comfort of their homes, offices and other remote locations, for example, using money stored in digital wallets on their smartphones), who have had to travel to those ECG offices to wait in longish-queues, to pay their bills.

The question to ponder over, dear critical-reader, is: Would you invest in a company whose leadership had allowed a situation in which a key revenue-assurance digital-payment-platform, had collapsed, to persist for so long, anaaa? Haaba.

There are certain heinous crimes, such as treason, killing security agency personnel on duty carrying out national assignments and cybercrime, for example, which our complacent and hard-of-hearing ruling-elites need to overcome their unwillingness to sanction the carrying out of death sentences, for, oooo, Ghanafuo. Yoooooo...

Mandatory death sentences, which is what all cyber criminals deserve for their egregious nation-wrecking activities (in one's humble view), are a must: because when they begin being carried out in vigorous-fashion, they will swiftly end the prevalent view amongst cybercriminals from across West Africa, that Ghana is soft-touch-haven for them. Simple. Case closed. Cool.

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