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You should not undermine the rule of law-Professor Gyampo said to political parties.

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Professor Ransford Gyampo, a University of Ghana political science professor, has badgered for the firm punishment for citizens who use their political affiliations to engage in all sort of criminal activities.

He stated his thinking with the daily graphic saying that too much partisanship particularly a display of party colours to cover people who commit crimes had been the major cause of lawlessness in Ghana today.

He mentioned that, where every body knows a big man up there who can give orders from his position to undermine an attempt to enforce laws, impunity becomes the order of the day. He continued to say that, in an impunity regime, assisted by too much partisanship, especially where political elites find it very difficult to pledge their own , one can easily commit murder and go scot free.

Professor Gyampo explained that, until political leaders become bold enough to deal with their own when they go against the laws of the state, Ghana would continue to see the mess we are seeing now.

He further explained that, one of the major causes of lawlessness in Ghana is because of the presence of weak institutions who are suppose to enforce law and order. The high levels of impunity in Ghana is due to the fact that some institutions set up with the aim of enforcing law and order are weak. He said Ghana can succeed if it gets reasonable, and discipline to work at those institutions to ensure that the rules and regulations of the state are obeyed.

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