Ghana, A House Without A Door!

To say that Ghana's president, John Mahama, has inflicted so much physical, economic and emotional pains on the citizenry would be the biggest understatement of the past seven years.

The devastating effects of most of his policies cannot be overemphasized. Mills' foreign policy direction pales into insignificance when juxtaposed with the one Mahama has adopted.

Ghanaians woke up a few weeks ago to be hit in the face of a news item in some foreign tabloids of some two alqaeda elements the government of Ghana had imported into the country.

When pushed to the wall over the motivations behind such a decision many find to be dangerous to our national security, President Mahama, in his bid to justify why the two detainees should mingle with Ghanaians, opined that they were not convicted of any crime, and that he is a Christian, and the Christian doctrine was clear on showing compassion to the vulnerable.

These reasons were flimsy at best, and extremely reprehensible, to say the least. Many a man finds these reasons to be incoherent with how these criminals have been operating.

Whilst we are yet to relegate the controversial issues about these two terrorists to the bench, we woke up to read, a few days ago, that some terrorists had bombed a plush hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso.

This development sent trepidations down the wobbly spines of many Ghanaians, a phenomenon which reignited the whole debate over whether the two detainees should be allowed to wander on our streets.

Whilst we are still contemplating whether to go right or left, it has emerged byvway of reportage, that one of the suspected terrorists in the Burkina Faso carnage that saw about 28 precious lives being lost, has been arrested in Ghana.

Zuri Ibrahim, one of the key suspects could marshall his way through our porous borders to avoid being arrested by the Burkinabé authorities.

This dangerous development is a tacit admission that our borders are too poriferous for criminals to enter and cause mayhem. It also goes to show that our entire security setup is so lax that it cannot nurse two experienced criminals living with us.

The containment of the two Guantanamo Bay criminals has been rendered virtually impossible if such a leaky security system is what is in operation in the country.

The president's assurances over the detainees are idealistic at best, for their practicalities are highly doubtful. Compassion should not be an excellent excuse to dwarf commonsense to the remotest section of an island.

We are tired of these bromidic sermons of Ghana being a Christian and Islamic nation, and for that matter our books teach us to show compassion to the needy. These people cannot be classified as needy. These timeworn axioms do not affect us anymore.

The security of Ghanaians should be paramount to our president, and this latest development in Burkina Faso should wake President Mahama up from his slumber, for we are sitting on a time bomb!