Former Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has said President Nana Addo’s State of the Nation Address lacked content, as in his view, he failed to touch on critical areas such as security.
Mr. Amissah Arthur said he was disappointed the President failed to spell out plans of empowering law enforcement agencies who will deal with persons creating fear and panic in the name of politics.
“He speaks very well but there was very little content. The worry of most people is insecurity. I thought he was going to empower law enforcement agencies to deal with political party youth who are creating fear and uncertainty but he did not.”
Although the President had indicated in his address that government was allocating some GHC 800 million to the Ghana Police Service to ensure an improvement in its operations, the Vice President said that was not enough.
Nana Addo also spoke about political vigilantism and asked the police to carry out their duties effectively, by arresting culprits without fear or favour.
“Retooling them is not empowering them against political vigilantism. That is the fear most people have. The law enforcement agencies themselves are worried about the role that these people are playing in this country and I did not hear anything like that” Amissah-Arthur said.