The death of Mohammed Kaaka Anyass Ibrahim, popularly known as Kaaka Macho, a member of the Economic Fighters League (EFL) and a vocal advocate of the
FixTheCountry is a blight on our democracy, which either to, was a beacon of hope for
democracy on the continent.
We condemn his murder and demand his murderers and their paymasters to be brought to justice. The Police Service must not treat this like it’s business as usual because we will not
tolerate it; the death of one Ghanaian is the death of us all.
It is appalling to note that prior to his death, the late Kaaka received several death threats but the Police did not act on it. It is an indictment on the Ghana Police Service that while they should be following up on such serious issues, they are more occupied with preventing
harmless citizens from exercising their constitutional right with frivolous law suits.
No one must suffer any harm because they dared to speak up and demand a better Ghana. It is
unacceptable for a government that rode on the back of harsh criticisms and demonstrations to
power will be averred to same when it is in government. What changed, is our President no
longer a champion of human rights?
The recent spike in crime and lawless activities are not isolated cases. They are a direct response to the state of insecurity in the country. For a very long time, our security set up has not lived up to expectation, leaving crime to continue to rise. Government must accept responsibility and clean up our security agencies that have been infiltrated by untrained and clueless party foot soldiers who are being used to harass people who dare speak up.
Let no one, whether in government or a place of authority be deceived this injustice will deter the people from demanding #FixTheCountryNow. Kaaka may have paid the ultimate price for
the cause but his death is the fire that will bring we the people together, to demand this nation
is fixed without conditions. This is not politics, this is a clarion call for us all to be Ghanaians first without partisan considerations.
While we demand for justice, our hearts go out to the young family of the fallen martyr; his wife, children, and his relatives. May the Almighty comfort them in these times.
It is our expectation that justice will be served without fear or favor. In the event that the murderers are not brought to book, real justice which emanates from the people will be served.
George Opare Addo
National Youth Organizer, NDC