Former National Security Advisor Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (rtd) has bemoaned the seeming lawlessness on the streets of Ghana, saying the country risks collapsing if the laws are not enforced.
Speaking to Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe, host of the Morning Xpress on Radio XYZ 93.1MHZ, the security capo said he could not understand why lawlessness, which he termed as “madness”, could be allowed to thrive in the full glare of security forces who are mandated to clamp down on unlawful activities.
“There is madness on our streets; complete madness everywhere [and] nobody cares. You travel and people are running through red lights, people are doing whatever they like and a police officer stands by and looks at them and does nothing,” he lamented, pointing to traffic lawlessness that is bound to claim innocent lives.
He also kicked against supposed ‘big men’ who don’t heed to traffic regulations, saying “we have Land cruisers speeding up making so much…in this country, if we don’t take care, it will collapse.”
He charged authorities to rise up and deal with what he called “complete anarchy” stemming from unlawful activities among civilians, state officials and the security personnel themselves.
Discipline Among Security Personnel
Commenting on the attack on some police officers within the Tamale metropolis by some yet-to-be identified soldiers on Wednesday afternoon, which resulted in the injury of of six (6) cops, Brigadier-General Nunoo-Mensah (Rtd) charged the law enforcement agencies and the hierarchy in the Ghana Armed Forces to ruthlessly deal with military men for they are not above the laws of Ghana.
Condemning the barbaric attack, he said: “If they have committed an offense, the laws are there, they should be dealt with…We have to get a deterrent to stop these”. He also urged authorities to tackle this particular incidence very well so as to avert any future occurrence.
The security expert said the military men “always feel superior over the police,” adding that “this shouldn’t be the case.”
“If you are a military man, you are subject to civil law, you are subject to criminal law, you are subject to military law,” he emphasized.
Story by: Henryson Okrah/myxyzonline.com