- Most Reverend Titus Awotwi Pratt is alleging the governing NPP has filled the security agencies with party 'puppets'
- He opined that appointments into the security services are made more on the considerations of political cronyism rather than on merit
- According to such appointments are unable to fight crime even if it is committed in the full glare of the public
A former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana has accused the NPP government of enrolling its “puppets” into the various security services.
Most Reverend Titus Awotwi Pratt believes the security agencies are no longer able to fight crime because unqualified people are being enlisted.
He observed that appointments into the security services are made more on the considerations of political basis rather than on merit.
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Such appointments, he said, are not in the national interest and only weaken the fight against crime.
Most Rev. Titus said this during the one-year anniversary thanksgiving service of the Consolidated Bank of Ghana (CBG) held in Accra.
“Go to civilized countries, certain positions, people are there because of their merit, not appointed by politicians and they work and serve well,” he lamented.
“Look at our security agencies, puppets of the ruling government and so they are not able to open their mouth, even arrest thieves who ride public cars and are fed by the state.”
The former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church also lamented the justice system in Ghana currently.
According to him, petty thieves are given long sentences, while those who openly steal and plunder walk freely.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a survey carried out by the United Patriots Group in collaboration with the Freedom News Network has named 20 arrogant appointees of the Akufo-Addo administration.
The group claims the views of 5,000 members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) were sought during the survey. These include party executives, party sympathizers, business owners, as well as some financial donors.
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