The state coffers will be safeguarded by the government of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) by shooting and hanging corrupt public officials to serve as a deterrent to others.
This is the strong message that was put across by David Apasera, the 2020 flagbearer of the PNC during the Minority Political Parties Debate hosted by IMANI Centre for Policy Education in collaboration with JoyNews at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Thursday, October 15.
“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.”
“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.”
Corruption has become a national security threat to the democracy of Ghana. Meanwhile, political actors have shown cosmetic desire to nip this canker in the bud.
For David Apasera of the PNC, executing these individuals and putting them through the hard way will not only clean up the mess in the system but also ensure a congenial atmosphere for even growth and development.
Other presidential hopefuls who participated in the debate include Kofi Akpaloo of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Conventions People’s Party (CPP), Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC), Bridgette Dzorgbenuku of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and David Apasera of the PNC.