Now, That’s What I Mean By Leadership
AT Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana is witnessing a brand of law enforcement known in military parlance as “buga buga”.
Unleashed by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, this brand is the application of military-style brute force by civilian leaders to bring lawlessness under subjection to reason.
In the 1980s, a variant of this brand was in force around Kwame Nkrumah Circle by a certain Warrant Officer Salifu Amankwaa.
Applying a mix of brute force, instant fines and impoundment of vehicles, its success was greeted with a sigh.
In its early days, the exercise sanitised movement within the Circle area and brought a semblance of security into the metropolis.