[ 2012-01-16 ]
Is the Republic under imminent threat?
No less a person than the Attorney General (AG)
has publicly announced that some of his colleague
ministers have committed gargantuan crimes against
the Republic. Yet, it appears that the AG is
unable or unwilling to bring these criminal
ministers to trial.
While the BNI is quick to arrest Amina and Nana
Dakwa for speaking their minds, it appears BNI is
impotent when criminal ministers commit gargantuan
crimes against the Republic.
But it is not just the BNI that has been rendered
impotent under this administration. EOCO, CID,
CHRAJ, NATIONAL SECURITY are all powerless in the
face of these grave allegations that have been
levelled by the AG against his colleague
Meanwhile, after no less a person than the
President has justified the payment of 58M cedis
to Woyome in 2010, today the AG was in court
arguing that the payment was illegal because
Woyome had no contract with the State.
Miraculously, the Auditor General now claims that
the State paid only 17M cedis to Woyome in 2010
even though Woyome has acknowledged that he
received 58M cedis and the AG is arguing that the
payment of 58M cedis to Woyome was a mistake.
While all these gargantuan crimes and abuse occur
at the highest levels of government, the ordinary
worker who puts in a hard day's work cannot afford
koko and bofrot. Kids are going to school under
trees, people defecate on the beach, in the bush
or in the ocean.
It is said that democracy is government of the
people, by the people and for the people. In
contrast, democrazy is government of the
ministers, by the ministers and for the
This Republic cannot survive when the AG knows
that ministers have committed gargantuan crimes
but does nothing about it while poor people are
sentenced to 15 years terms at Nsawam for stealing
Source - Kwaku Azar
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Ghana needs an independent anti-corruption commission with wide powers to wiretap and compel evidence.
A whistle-blowers law is also needed that gives protection against reprisals to those brave persons who report corruption.
It should be a legal responsibility of every CEO of every government agency to report corruption to the commission or face penalty for failure to report.
Ghana can do much more to counter this scourge and there are many examples around the world for Ghana to review in devising its own strategy, assuming of course that the government is serious about zero tolerance for corrupt behaviour.
Laws on forfeiture of ill gotten gains will also be a powerful deterrent to these greedy corrupt bottom feeders.
Michael Cranny, Australia 2012-02-04 (17:49:38)