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The lawlessness being witnessed in Ghana will plunge the West African nation into anarchy, a former National Security capo Brig. Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has warned.
“Ghana is sinking into anarchy,” the outspoken ex-military officer told host of Morning Starr Francis Abban Monday, referring to instances of mob lynching which resulted in the deaths of a young military commander Major Maxwell Adam Mahama and an alleged witch a few weeks ago.
According to Brig. Gen. Nunoo-Mensah, lawlessness is on the ascendency because of the high level of unemployment in Ghana.
“We need to work to put people to proper work. They are idle and the Devil finds work for the idle hands,” the former national security advisor said.
Asked how lawlessness could be curbed, Nunoo-Mensah said people in leadership positions should “live by example.”
“Ghana is sinking into anarchy. Nobody cares. Society is gradually driving into anarchy. The policeman seeing a man breaking traffic rules must be dealt with. People must not get away with little crimes.
“Everybody has a job to do. Every assembly must engage in farming. You go to Winneba and all the people are doing nothing… all of us have to wake up and do something.
“Because we have not been handling indiscipline properly, Ghana is becoming a lawless country. There is so much hopelessness and unemployment,” Nunoo-Mensah noted.