Until people are punished, impunity will be high in Ghana

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Local government advocate, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso

Local government advocate, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has said the ongoing impunity in Ghana will not stop, if government constantly refuses to punish the criminal aspect of actions against the Presidents's appointees.

Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso's comments follows unrest in Savelugu by NPP faithfuls over the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as Municipal Chief Executive for the area deepens by the hour.

The NPP youth in Savelugu are against the nomination of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as the MCE,  because they claim she’s not a party member. Heavy security remains in the area following the disturbances.

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Savelugu, Muhammed Abdul-samed Gunu, has blamed the Committee led by Peter Mac Manu of doing a poor job by selecting Hajia Ayishetu Seidu for subsequent nomination as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Savelugu by President Nana Akufo-Addo, adding he said no team visited the area to solicit views on who should be nominated for the MCE role.

However, speaking to Joy FM, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso said "In the first place it's criminal to want to use force to undo legality, and so I think they need to be talked to, to understand the illegality of their actions"

He added that, the unacceptable impunity going on in Savelugu is part of the general lawlessness in Ghana, because no one tells the President who to and not to nominate.

Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso therefore urged that where there is an illegality, the law must be allowed to take charge of situations,  the government must at the same time use diplomatic tongue to resolve issues.