Abronye DC Needs to Slow Down

Feature Article Abronye DC Needs to Slow Down

It is absolutely no secret that that Mr. Kwame Baffoe – aka Abronye DC – the Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has quite a slew of grievances against the topmost leadership of the Akufo-Addo Administration, including the President himself. But this should not give the young man the intemperate volition to suppose that he could rudely and cavalierly subject Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, the presumptive 2024 Presidential Nominee of the New Patriotic Party, to gratuitous verbal abuse of the kind that he recently unleashed on the Vice-President vis-à-vis the patently premature and apparently prejudicial interdiction or indictment of the three senior police officers accused of scheming to have the Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo-Dampare, removed from office (See “ ‘Bawumia Ordered Interdiction of Alex Mensah and Co; I’ll Be Tagged Controversial but I Don’t Care’ – Abronye DC Alleges” 9/13/23).

You see, the mere fact that Articles 200 and 201 of Ghana’s 1992 Republican Constitution names the Vice-President of our Sovereign Democratic Republic as the Ex-Officio Chairperson of the Police Council (PC) does not necessarily mean or imply that it was the former Deputy-Governor of our National Treasury, the Bank of Ghana, who ordered the indictment of Messrs. George Alex Mensah, George L Asare and Emmanuel Gyebi. This decision could very well have come from the Minister of the Interior, under whose jurisdiction and portfolio the institutional establishment of the Ghana Police Service falls. As well, such a critical judgment call could very well have come from the Minister of National Security. Ultimately, what is most relevant to observe here is the fact of whether, indeed, any of the senior-associate colleagues of IGP Akuffo-Dampare have been scheming to have the latter removed from office for reasons other than his forensically proven lack of professional competence.

So far, what we have gathered from our voracious media gleanings point to the complete lack of any forensically credible evidence warranting the removal of Dr. Akuffo-Dampare. What is rather ironic here, though, is the fact that if anything at all, the Akyem-Abuakwa native has significantly and healthily changed the way and manner in which policing has been done previously, especially policing under the previous tandem and ragtag regimes of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills-led National Democratic Congress and, immediately subsequent to the latter regime, the John “Ford Expedition Payola” Dramani Mahama-led regime of the National Democratic Congress, which preferred to siphon taxpayer money into hiring private investigative journalists to do the work of the publicly salaried personnel of the Ghana Police Service, and as Mr. Mahama’s private protectors and corruption shields, as the Bole-Bamboi native from the Akufo-Addo-created Savannah Region, blindly, wantonly and unconscionably creamed Ghanaian taxpayers raw to the bone.

We must also recall the deliberate and the dastardly – Abronye would probably prefer the use of the more powerful adjective of “diabolical” – use of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas-owned Tiger-Eye Private Investigators’ Company to illegally and criminally undermine the institutional establishment of Ghana’s judicial system, all in the spurious name of anticorruption fight, even as Mr. Mahama and his relatives and party cronies took humongous sums of bribes in exchange for contractual awards from the proprietors of foreign companies who literally saddled an already overburdened Ghanaian citizenry with billions of cedis and dollars in Judgment Debt Awards, almost invariably, for work or projects never done or undertaken.

If anything at all, IGP Akuffo-Dampare is the one national security official who has made living under the watch of the proverbial “Little Man from Kyebi” worthwhile and gleefully reminiscent of the peaceful and low-crime climate that prevailed in the Ghana of the Pre-Rawlings Revolutionary Era, a veritable reign-of-terror that was characterized by the rampant abduction and the Mafia-style execution of Ghanaian citizens, including superior court judges. Tonight, even as I write, Ghanaians have yet to learn about whatever happened to the National Democratic Congress-sponsored assassins of Mr. Peter Kojo Kenyenso, at the time of his point-blank shooting death, the Mahama-appointed District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) of Nkwanta-South, in the Old Volta Region, presently redesignated as Nkwanta-South Municipality by President Akufo-Addo and legally incorporated into the Akufo-Addo-created Oti Region, exactly 9 years ago to the day.

Equally tragic was the shock-induced death of Mr. Boye Kenyenso, the elder brother of the contractually slain District Chief Executive, upon learning about the brutal shooting-death of his much-beloved younger sibling. Ghanaians have also not forgotten the inexcusably rude response offered the country’s then main Opposition Leader, who had demanded to know what efforts the Mahama regime had made towards the apprehension and the prosecution of the alleged assassins of Mr. Kenyenso, by the extant Mahama-appointed Communications Minister, namely, Dr. Edward Omane-Boamah.

By now, it ought to have emphatically and unarguably become clear to all bona fide Ghanaian citizens that if, indeed, any group of politicians avidly desires to have IGP Akuffo-Dampare literally shoved under the bus, it is absolutely none other than the kleptocratic and thoroughgoing corrupt leadership of the country’s main opposition National Democratic Congress, the indisputable masterminds behind the globally infamous and nationally embarrassing Kumasi kidnapping of the two young, Canadian White Women NGO volunteers several years ago. It goes without saying that Dr. Akuffo-Dampare is the one crackerjack Chief-Constable who has enviably created serious underemployment among the vanguard ranks of the National Democratic Congress’ Looting Brigade. Serves them right, I say!

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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of English
SUNY-Nassau Community College
Garden City, New York
September 13, 2023
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