Our campaign is one of positivity and solutions. We don’t want to just focus on the problem of mob culture and add our voice to the many that merely criticize and denounce the act. We want action. We want actionable strategies. But we’re still new in the businesdones of change, and we can only act once we’ve learnt from the strengths and weaknesses of those before us.
This week, we will be sharing posts about how mob culture has been dealt with. Using several stakeholders in the issue, we will outline the good and bad traits of the fight against mob culture in Ghana. We hope this information will lay the foundation for Activism to take the fore of dealing with the problem.
1. What has the Executive done?
The government which is constitutionally mandated in Chapter Five(5) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana has played a tremendous role before and after the burial of one Major Mahama who was inhumanely lynched on the 29th of May, 2017.
2. What has the Judiciary done?
The judiciary whose fundamental role is to interpret the constitution and to exercise the full rigours of the law on offenders ad infinitum, prudently took this case on it’s shoulders and fought through.
On the 19th of July, 2017, a district court in Accra ordered 19 suspects being held for the murderous attack on Major Mahama to be moved from the police cells to the prison custody even though 50 of such people from Denkyira Obuasi had been acquitted as investigators could find no substantive evidence connecting them to the murder.
Notwithstanding,the case was adjourned to August 3,2017 for which prosecutors begun full committal proceedings.
3. What has the Legislature done?
The President,H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo upon an official visit to the family made some undisclosed but colossal donations in a form of cash to the wife and family of Major Mahama.
Additionally,a trust fund was promised by the government vis-a-vis Ghana Armed Forces for which a bill was put before Parliament of the 24th of October, 2017 which was seeking for legal and formal backing upon the establishment of such fund.
After further deliberations and perusals by the the Finance and Interior and Defence Committees, the bill was finally passed on 9th of November, 2017.
The trust fund however is to cater for his wife and the education of his two kids with a seed money of ¢500,000.00
In a nutshell, the Government of Ghana anticipates that this decision remains useful in it’s quest to serve the people of Ghana with integrity.
OpokuMensah,Duke (2017,November 10) Parliament passes Major Mahama Trust Fund, citifmonline.com/Ghana.
General News On Wednesday(19th July, 2017)Captain Mahama Suspects Sent To Prison Custody, 3news.com/ghana