A poll recently conducted shows that Ghanaians favour the introduction of a law which will ensure that government officials implicated in corruption cases are made to crawl on their hands and knees on national television.
The proposed law, which has been nicknamed the ‘Mr. Price Law’ will seek to make corruption very unattractive by putting a very high price tag on this canker.
In Ghana, it is often the case that most perpetrators of white-collar crimes completely get off the hook and the few that are prosecuted only get a slap on the wrist. Petty offenders on the other hand are subjected to harsh and dishonourable treatment.
The feeling of injustice expressed by the ordinary citizens explains their ‘gargantuan’ support for the ‘Mr. Price Law’- which will involve stripping these plunderers off their dignity by letting them crawl on all fours. This will be an appeasement to the ‘upright’ people of Ghana who have for decades suffered economic hardships as a result of the misappropriation of public funds.
Speaking off record, a member of the public observed, “steal from Makola, and you’ll be set ablaze with a car tyre around your neck, steal from the Accra Mall and you will do charades reserved for four legged animals but steal from the national coffers and you are hailed as the Oga at the top.”
“Hopefully these crawling sessions will bring some uprightness into public service.”
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