Feature Article of Tue, 14 Nov 20172
Letter to the President on Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
H.E NANA AKUFFO ADDO
FLAGSTAFF HOUSE, ACCRA.
Dear Mr. President
This is my third open letter to you within a year and second within a month despite the charges levelled against me and the service enquiry I am facing for writing open letters to you. It tells the unyielding spirit I have not to give up on the police service and our dear country, Ghana despite the trials and tribulations I am being subjected to in the police service.
Mr. President, I have been told you are about to sign Major Mahama Trustfund bill into a law and as a police lance corporal who has found myself caught up in several gun battles with armed robbers and other violent crimes, I wept bitterly and felt treated unfairly and discriminated against.
I initially thought the Trust fund was in memory of the late Major who was my senior at St John's School, Sekondi but it was going to cover every security officer particularly we the police but my guess was wrong after all. Mr. president, please do not sign the Major Mahama Trustfund bill into law but just in case you decide to do it, consider the wives and children of these police officers probably first before you think about Major Mahama's wife and children.
Here are 14 police officers who have died in the line of duties within these 3 years. They are over 40. I can only remember these 14;
3. G/L/Cpl Anka-Baiden
5. G/L/Cpl Courage Agbetsiafa
6. G/L /Cpl Robert Ackah
7. G/L/Cpl Robert Kumi
10. G/C Akata Prince
11. G/C Michael Kporyi
12. G/C Osei Amankwah Francis
13. G/C Emmanuel Nii Atseku
Personally, I have resolved to resign from the police service should you append that your beautiful signature to this bad law. It makes the whole situation looks like the animal farm which is strictly against your principles. It's a bad law and please do not sign it.
It's No. 44679 G/L/Cpl Daniel Kwofie of Abokobi Police Station. Stay blessed my dear president.