- Mr President, there are Mothers involved here - and they each have a heart. In case your people are not telling you sir, some questions Ghanaians are asking include:
Independent Presidential candidate, Mr. Marricke Kofi Gane, has called for the firing of COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah for having failed to provide the location of three missing girls from Takoradi in the Western Region.
In a brief letter to President Akufo-Addo posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Gane noted that then DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwah Addo-Dankwa, Director General of the CID, broadcasted to the whole nation that the whereabouts of the missing girls was known to the Police and that they would soon be brought home and returned to their families.
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COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah's words have since turned out to be untrue and a case of false hope peddling at the expense of the girls and their families.
He wondered out loud if COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah’s pronouncements had something to do with her recent promotion and concluded with a call for her firing and a direct statement to the President:
“Mr. President, the 2 biggest assets of any Police Constabulary are its Trustworthy Professionalism and its Perceived Integrity - her actions have not exhibited the former and her promotion, failed the latter. This is a central nerve, of our Public Safety apparatus.”
Mr. Marricke Kofi Gane, an International Development Expert and Accountant by profession recently made public his intention to contest for the country’s presidency in the upcoming 2020 General Elections.
Below is his letter:
Dear H.E. Mr President,
I greet you most respectfully and trust the Jubilee House is treating you well and that your tour is going well.
Between Aug-Dec 2018, 3 Ghanaian girl youth were kidnapped. On 2nd April of 2019, the then DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Director General of the CID told the nation - the location of the 3 girls was now known and they would be brought home - she even added this was the result of key collaborations. For the parents, communities and indeed all of Ghana, you could imagine the psychological relief this would have brought and the positive expectations it drove. This all turned out to be a lie - and nothing short of deceit in public office. Again sir, imagine the psychological impacts.
Nevertheless sir, 3 days later on 5th April 2019, the same CID boss was promoted to COP. And interestingly, her promotion took effect backwards, on 1st April - a day before her public untruth. Was her promotion a smart move in the midst of this Nationally emotive case; was her announcement to shore up justification for her promotion albeit at the expense of the grieving family? These are questions on the minds of Ghanaians - questions that could have been avoided. Mr. President, one month later, our CID boss has no new news on the girls, exhausted timelines/leads nor anything concrete on the only arrested suspect in the case According instead, her April pronouncements were to engender HOPE, and not necessarily to give a concrete indication of the case's progress. Hope, is inspired by truth, intelligently communicated. It cannot be hope if it plunges the families back into despair. In a functional environment, rather than the Emotional see-saws, all three families would be getting some psychological support, in case any of them have to eventually deal with a non-positive closure.
Mr President, there are Mothers involved here - and they each have a heart. In case your people are not telling you sir, some questions Ghanaians are asking include: are the girls at least in the country? Have the girls been taken outside the country? Does the CID have reason to suspect the NDC is involved in this in any way?
Mr President, the 2 biggest assets of any Police Constabulary are its Trustworthy Professionalism and its Perceived Integrity - her actions have not exhibited the former and her promotion, failed the latter. This is a central nerve, of our Public Safety apparatus.
Your Excellency, Mr President, FIRE HER.