Something is going on here in Ghana that is very mind-boggling to me. What I have observed is that it looks as if every institution here in Ghana is regulated and controlled by Political figures and that is very dangerous for the development of our country at least, that is not what our father, Nkrumah, taught us.
Even if politicians will control all state institutions, some critical institutions need to be independent, and one such institution is the police. One particular thing I’ve observed across almost every African country is that politicians control the police which is very bad because the police in every civilized country act as the arbiter between the thieving politician and the ordinary citizen.
Even in the so-called countries that we called donor countries, if a policeman sees even a president indulging in dubious activities, he can take him on. But in our case, instead of the politician fearing the police, the police are rather afraid of the politician.
Fellow Ghanaians, this is our situation, how best do you think we should tackle it or should we fold our hands and watch greedy politicians destroy everything our father, Nkrumah fought for?
Image: Founder of our nation Osakyefo and his mother Madam Elizabeth Nyaniba