Christmas is here again and it’s time to party. Amidst social distancing, wearing of face masks and sanitising our hands, it will be incomplete without fire works.
No year goes by without the use of fire works, popularly known as knock outs. These crackers pop up in twos, threes and sometimes as many as seven times. Normally, this adds up to the fun and announces the birth of a new year.
On the other hand, there are laws guarding the use of knock outs in Ghana. Are you aware? If not, be informed. It is illegal to use knock outs. As a result, we’ve heard reports of those who were picked up by the police for manhandling fire crackers.
Unfortunately, those picked up are few victims who had to suffer for the “enjoyment” of the masses. Even though it was meant as a deterrent, Ghanaians are not deterred at all because these laws haven’t been enforced effectively enough to serve its purpose.
We’re certain to experience more fire works on December 25, 26 and 31, as well as January 1, 2021 and the law enforcement agencies know this.
Could it be that the law is dead or they’re just tired of constantly chasing the wind?