Politics

Nunoo-Mensah expresses concern over insecurity

Brigadier-General (rtd) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, a former Chief of Defence Staff, has predicted that the nation may run into chaos if immediate steps are not taken to correct the current political system.

He bemoaned that “seeds of chaos are being sown everywhere in the country, I don’t sleep easily in the country today, almost everybody including military officers, who are known to be disciplined, go about their duties anyhow, we may run our country aground in the not-too-distant future”.

Brig-Gen (rtd) Nunoo-Mensah, the former presidential security advisor, was speaking on the back of the Justice Emile Short Commission of Enquiry into the disturbances of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election in the Greater Accra Region report, which the government disagreed with in parts.

After the report was made public, a majority of the recommendations, one of which was the criminal prosecution of the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) officer, Mohammed Sulemana for slapping Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, was rejected by the government.

According to the white paper issued by the government, Mr Sulemana had “a valid defence of provocation for the said assault”,and that many other portions of the white paper was what Brig-Gen (rtd) Nunoo-Mensah was disgusted by and he pointed out that “the way we are running Ghana is not the way Ghana should be run”.

He cited how he was once at a polling station in the 2012 elections and military officers came there and flouted rules and regulations without recourse to voters there saying “when the old men are talking, don’t think the grey hair they went and bought it”. -3news.com

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