Renowned Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has expressed worry about the fact that soldiers are performing bodyguard duties for EC Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa.
According to him, anyone with brains knows it is wrong for soldiers to carry out such duties in place of the Police.
In a Facebook post, he wrote, “The Ghana Police Service can fight armed robbers and terrorists. But someone thinks our police cannot provide security for the Electoral Commission Chairperson. So you find armed soldiers following her to court. How will the armies of civilised countries look at our army?”
By allowing this to happen, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is not only undermining the police, but he’s also reducing the Ghana Armed Forces to a laughing stock.
Soldiers should not be reduced to errand boys for private, party-affiliated lawyers and protectors of illegal mining sites inhabited by Chinese. This is shameful and it must stop.
NOTE TO YAANOM: You don’t need to hate the government or the governing party to know that this is wrong. Once you have brains, and not sand, in your head, this should trouble you.“