Palmer Buckle Blasts Police … For Failing To Arrest Chris Brown
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
The Catholic Archbishop of Accra, the Most. Rev. Bishop Charles Palmer Buckle, has added his voice to barrage of criticisms against the Police Service for their poor handling of the ‘wee’ smoking controversy surrounding the American R&B star, Chris Brown, during his performance at the Accra Sports Stadium last week.
The renowned Archbishop is also not happy about the lackadaisical manner in which the security was handling the invasion of Chinese nationals and their galamsey (illegal mining)b activities.
Speaking at the Springboard Show 2013, organised by Legacy & Legacy, in conjunction with mobile giants MTN, in Kumasi on Saturday, the Catholic Bishop expressed worry about the apparent lack of adequate protection of citizens of this country from the influence of foreign nationals.
According to him, it was regrettable that the security apparatus failed to act expeditiously in matters affecting the interest of Ghanaian citizens, and also from foreign and external influences.
The Springboard Road Show is the foremost point of convergence and preparation of Ghana’s youth, and a grooming point for emerging entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
It is the only nationwide road show of its kind, with overwhelming presence and significant impact in all ten regions of Ghana.
Rev. Palmer Buckle’s comments come in the wake of recent reports that the controversial American R&B artiste, Chris Brown, who performed last Tuesday night to herald Ghana’s 56th Independence Day celebration, and also as part of activities marking the launch of the Hope City Project by Rlg Communications, smoked Indian hemp whilst on stage.
Aside from using vulgar language in his almost one hour performance, the R&B openly promoted the smoking of marijuana.
Following the incident, the nation’s security apparatus came under serious criticisms for failing to arrest the R&B star for publicly breaching the laws of this country, which bans the smoking and use of Indian hemp, commonly known as ‘Wee’.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Command, however, issued a warrant for the arrest of the American artiste days after he had left the shores of this country.
According to Palmer Buckle, who was one of the Guest Speakers at the show, the incident had exposed the security lapses confronting the nation.
He was also worried about the continued take-over of the country’s lands by foreigners, particularly Chinese, through illegal mining activities.
Other speakers at the Springboard Road Show included Ghana’s ace Satirist, Kwaku Sintim Missah (KSM), Kafui Dey, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah of Joy FM, Emmanuel Dei Tumi, and a host of other motivational speakers.
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