It was like a typical day at Makola or Kajetia – too many people and utter chaos. But this wasn’t Makola or Kajetia. This was the Independence Square and the occasion was the inauguration of the world’s newest president, John Atta Mills. The enthusiastic crowd, mostly supporters of the NDC, had come from far and near to catch a glimpse of the new president, cheer him on and, in some cases, just be part of history. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
The Rev. Fred Deegbe, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana is also troubled by what happened. “The security arrangement left much to be desired,” he says.