Driving on the wrong side of the road earns Okada rider without licence, Akwasi Agyemang, a six month prison sentence. Detterent punishment! But Akwasi could have probably been sent to Kejetia to desilt choked gutters instead of committing him to a prison sentence.
We are happy to hear that the non custodial sentencing bill is now receiving the required attention. We hope that the promise by the Attorney General, Godfred Dame to ensure its passage before the term of the current Parliament expires, comes to pass. Petty offenders must work. No need to commit them to prison.
Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor is the Executive Editor of 4PM GH, Ghanaian blogger, social media marketer and event promoter. Professionally he is known as Gabbie GH.