Friday, 30 June 2017

Let Us Learn The Virtue Of Tolerance - And Let That Infuse The Fabric Of Ghanaian Society

Thirty-five years ago today, three judges and a retired military officer, were brutaly murdered. It was a heinous crime that shocked the whole nation. Literally.

The vile and cowardly individuals who murdered  Justice Fred Poku Sarkodee, Justice Cecilia Koranteng-Addo, Justice Kwadwo Agyei-Adjapong and retired Army Major Acquah, even tried to burn their bodies.

However, the day's intermittent rains, meant that their bodies were only partially burnt - which  made their identification a less arduous task.

Those  horrific events - some thirty-five years ago today - ought to serve as a reminder to all Ghanaians that as a people, at all costs, we must safeguard our democratic system of government - despite its many faults.

We must ensure  that the rule of law prevails in our country always - for tyranny's  handmaidens, lawlessness and impunity, are but its  building blocks that we must never allow to solidify in Ghanaian society.

That is why we must always fight against the impunity that breeds the unspeakable and unpardonable acts of barbarity of the kind that unfortunately ended the lives of justices Cecilia Koranteng-Addo, Kwadwo Agyei-Adjapong, Fred Poku Sarkodee  and retired Army Major Acquah.

Their only crime was that somehow they were perceived by the extremists of that dark era as enemies of the intolerant and tyrannical system then in place in Ghana at that time.

Let us all learn the virtue of tolerance - and let that infuse the whole fabric of today's Ghanaian society.
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