Why do judges, who are tasked with protecting the public from corruption, suddenly encourage, assist, and abet wrongdoing? Without a doubt, Akufo Addo, the current president of Ghana, is not only the country's first leader to enact numerous taxes or cut several sods to kick off projects that, despite the money invested in them, are never seen; but in addition, he has also appointed several Supreme Court justices whose actions have done more harm than good to the country.
Ghana is bleeding, the country is distraught and everything is paralyzed due to the rampant corruption that has affected the entire infrastructure of the country. This is a time when judges should have played an important role in doing their best to set a good example by imposing harsher punishments on those who hurt the poor and deprived them of their rights to better education and health care. Instead, the appointed judges declared war on those fighting against corruption in the country.
An order issued by the judges to the special prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, to return the frozen money of the former sanitation minister, Cecilia Dapaah contributes to corruption in Ghana. The Minister should be in jail now. Since her accounts are full of stolen money, she keeps money at home, which is illegal.
In developed countries, including the United States of America, politicians involved in serious corruption scandals end up in jail, and more importantly, corrupt judges are not spared, but in Ghana, the situation is completely different. The judges in power know that Akufo Addo sees them as a high wall that no one could climb to protect the president and strengthen his corrupt dealings; therefore; the desire to fight corruption to improve the lives of the poor masses doesn’t exist, they don’t have it.
A president seeking power should not deceive the people, by telling them he will fight corruption and then doing the opposite when in power. Under Akufo Addo, he appointed corrupt judges, including Judge Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, whose work only benefits the president and his party, while taking a disastrous toll on the poor masses. After the $5 million bribery scandal, Anin-Yeboah retired, but the newly appointed judges were no different. They are birds with the same feathers.
After he passed away, Ghanaians were startled to learn of the wealth of Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, aka Sir John, within a relatively short period he entered into politics, just like Eugene Arhin. Kissi Agyebeng, the special prosecutor, could not do his duties effectively without the president's interference since he is experiencing problems similar to those that Mr. Martin Amidu, the former special prosecutor, encountered, forcing him to resign.
Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, the former CEO of the Forestry Commission of Ghana, was the subject of an investigation into his wealth, and Kissi Agyebeng froze his assets. However, the investigation was far from over, and the president, Akufo Addo, instructed the special prosecutor to release the assets to the deceased man's family. Is that what it means to fight corruption to humiliate Ghanaians? Akufo Addo has never demonstrated the ability to tackle corruption throughout his time in office.
On August 17, 2023, I wrote "That Is Ghana; Cecilia Dapaah's Case Will Simply End Up Being Forgotten Like Eugene Arhin's" in response to the theft of her housemaids, which exposed the former Minister for Sanitation and led to the discovery of millions of dollars and other currencies in her home. I am aware that many Africans, including Ghanaians, dislike reading; yet, if they had taken the time to read what I wrote, they would not be astonished by the judges' order to the SP to turn over Cecilia Dapaah's money.
Ghanaians are being victimized by the unscrupulous judges Akufo Addo has appointed, revealing their corruptible deeds of the signature of democracies in Africa. We must therefore; understand the reason the military is liberating the people in Africa by toppling democracy. During the era of John Jerry Rawlings, some judges were kidnapped from their houses and brutally murdered; I'm starting to understand some of the causes behind the nation's tragedy.
The super corrupt and power-hungry Akufo Addo successfully persuaded Ghanaians that Mahama was corrupt, however; while the current president of Ghana has given the judges free licenses to upgrade corruption, Ghana’s political history reveals that in 2015, the former Ghanaian leader, John Mahama suspended seven high court judges over bribery allegations. This is what unique leadership means, so if the NPP has failed, the foolish ones should stop saying that both parties are the same.