Vigilante groups in Ghana; a necessary evil

by Sammy Darko at April 18th, 2017

The proliferation of Vigilante groups in Africa and Ghana in particular has been attributed by many scholars to the failure of the security services to guarantee safety. But this is only part of the story.  In the book “Global Policing Research and Practice” it is noted that the rise of such groups may be part […]

On the Liberty of Fools

by Sammy Darko at April 2nd, 2017

O Liberty, how sweet is thy dream-scented illusion! Within time, unlimited freedom is an impossibility. It is the same as non-existence: death. For within space, to be is to be constrained. Not only is being human a particularly limited function and a limiting event, the continuity of life necessarily chains man to fixed relationships in […]

The joy of corruption: where there is no duty of care

by Sammy Darko at March 24th, 2017

The standard legal dictionary defines corruption as “the use of public office for private gain”. Corruption is a form of theft. To corrupt is to take something that belongs to a larger group and to give it to a fewer number. Corruption is the injustice of the few against the many. Transparency International and other […]

Building of National Cathedral for Christians Challenged in Court

by Sammy Darko at March 12th, 2017

The decision to construct a National Cathedral for the Christian Community is taking another twist with a citizen going to court. The writ is also asking the apex court to declare as unconstitutional the government sponsoring of religious pilgrimage to Mecca. President Akufo-Addo on Independence Day cut the sod for the construction of a national […]

COP Timbilla sacked over recruitment scam

by Sammy Darko at January 25th, 2017

The Police Administration has  dismissed it’s head of  Human Resource  after completion of investigations into one of the biggest police recruitment scams.   The former Senior Police Officer COP Patrick Timbilla,  was interdicted in 2015 following accusations that he was behind the scam that swindled thousands of young Ghanaians victims in search of a job as […]