Monday, March 31, 2014
My good friends, when I heard that the NEC of the NDC had appealed to President Mahama to reinstate Gabriel Barima, popularly known as "DCE Tweaa", I quickly concluded that the major problems confronting Ghana in this 4th Republic go beyond the incompetence displayed by the various governments that have ruled the country since January 7, 1993 (when the 4th Republic took off) to encompass gross indiscipline in the political parties.
No democracy that is designed to succeed has room for the kind of indiscipline that shot Mr. Barima out of political office.
In this 4th Republic, particularly, several instances of gross disrespect for the citizens have been displayed by those put in political office by the citizens. In fact, the government functionaries are guilty of disrespecting the citizens in many guises, insulting their senses and sensibilities, but getting away unscathed because the existing structures cannot be used to tame them.