Accra, Ghana – The Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has said that in the event that he becomes the President of Ghana, perpetrators of corruption under his administration will be shot to death. According to David Apasera [the PNC flagbearer], the shooting and killing of corrupt people is very necessary to safeguard the fabric of the Ghanaian society.
He made these comments at the Minority Political Parties Debate held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
The debate was organized by Joy FM and the IMANI Centre for Policy Education, and it was at this event that Mr Apasera explained that the gravity of the effect of these corrupt practices on the development of the country warrants such drastic measures.
He propounded that the punishment meted out to perpetrators of the crime is not severe enough to serve as a deterrent for others to not engage in acts of corruption, and he says that it is “the main problem that is causing us the misery that we have.”
“If we try tougher punishment and it doesn’t restrain people from corruption, we have to go to that length. If you steal and you know that if you are caught you will die, you will not do it. You are stealing to eat and if you know that you will be caught and shot, you will not do it,” he opined.
Mr. Apasera also touched in the growing issue of insecurity in the country. He indicated that he would be instituting a paramilitary force to combat crime in the country.
He promised that an administration which he oversees would provide the country with helicopters for the men and women whose sole mandate will be to detect and fight crime in the country.
“We want to put in place a paramilitary organisation that will be a rapid striking force to prevent highway robberies and other violent crimes. These organisations will be stationed in all regions and empowered with helicopter gunships that will rapidly move into the air to defend people who are attacked on the highway,” he said.
“There will no longer be a system where police will move with sirens. We are going to empower them, train them with high skills, and give them the needed and latest weaponry,” the PNC flagbearer added.
Other presidential candidates present at the debate were: the All People’s Congress (APC) Mr Hasan Ayariga, Mr Ivor Greenstreet of the Conventions People’s Party (CPP), Mrs Bridgete Dzorgbenuku of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Kofi Akpaloo of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).
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