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Be bold to tackle the lawlessness - DI boss charges gov’t

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The Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Kingsley Nyarko, has advocated the need for law enforcers in the country to tackle boldly issues of lawlessness.

The Executive Director of Danquah Institute, Kingsley Nyarko, has advocated the need for law enforcers in the country to tackle boldly issues of lawlessness.

 

He believes applying the full force of the law on any individual or group engaged in violent acts in the country will set the example that is needed to nip such acts in the bud.

“We cannot continue to live at the mercy of the indiscipline few. Let the law rule, and impunity, indiscipline, lawlessness will bow to the delight of society,” Dr. Nyarko said in a statement.

The DI boss made this statement in reaction to the various acts of lawlessness that had been attributed to some groups that are purportedly linked to the New Patriotic Party.

It would be recalled that last week Wednesday, the coordinator of the National Youth Employment Agency of Karaga District office was reported to have fled to Tamale following threats on his life by a group claiming he was being discriminatory in a recruitment exercise.

It was also reported last Friday that some irate youth of the NPP who call themselves Party Royals, had disrupted an election in the Eastern Region. It is alleged that the group assaulted some Assembly Members for failing to vote for the party’s preferred candidate for the position of Presiding Member.

Dr Nyarko expressed concern about the impact of such acts and their reportage in the media will have on government’s moves to develop the country

“Countries that promote and uphold the rule of law open up their gates to investors, especially foreign ones to contribute to her socioeconomic transformation,” he added.

 Dr Nyarko called on the security agencies to deal with all individuals and groups “who elevate violence and cherish vandalism” and prevent Ghana from this circle of violence he says is unfamiliar to the country.

“In fact, it is high time we rose against acts that tarnish the image of the country,” the DI boss reiterated.

Dr Nyarko believes adopting a soft approach to lawlessness only emboldens the culprits. 

 “That is why the consequences of deviant or lawless behaviours must be severe to deter others from following suit. The severer the consequences of lawless behavior, the less likely it will recur,” he emphasized.

Addressing the recent spate of violence, President Akufo Addo indicated, “when you fall foul of the law, you will be dealt with accordingly, and the law enforcement agencies, including the Judiciary, must ensure this is done.”

Dr Nyarko therefore urged the security agencies to heed the call of the president and “begin to bite, and do so harshly.”