President Naaa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday at the Jubilee House assured leadership of the Ghana Bar Association to deal with growing indiscipline in the country, calling for the total support of GBA and the citizenry.
The President calls comes in the wake of a commercial bus driver and his conductor who physically assaulted a uniformed police officer at Weija a suburb of Accra which went viral.
In his address, the president said such act will not be countenanced and it will be dealt with.
We need to come to grips with the situation. I want to assure you the Ghanaian people that whatever steps that needs to be taken to deal with this phenomenon of impunity; I’m going to do my best to tackle it. I call for your support and the support of all right-thinking citizens in our society to contribute.
Meanwhile many analysts have blamed the phenomenon on the mistrust between the police and the citizenry. The Bureau of Public Safety recently called for the establishment of an independent police complaints body to receive and act upon issues regarding police misconduct from the public.
In a statement after series of public incidents that highlights a trend of mutual disrespect for rights and freedoms between citizens and the police, BPS said if the problem is not “addressed with urgency, public tranquillity and law and order will grind to a complete halt thereby threatening our democratic development.”
The call has been supported by many other also claim little or no action is taken when such misconducts are reported to the police hierarchy often offending officers are left to go unpunished.