Inusah Fuseini, a former Tamale Central MP, has commented on his son Abdul Inusah’s recent imprisonment by a US court on fraud-related charges.
Given the efforts he had made to raise his son to be a responsible and honorable person, the former Minister for the lands acknowledged the challenge he faced as a father, while he spoke about the matter.
He said that he thought his son; Abdul’s involvement in such deception-related activities was the product of immaturity. Abdul opted to start a business while completing his education in the US, a decision that, according to his father, was not one he supported.
However, Inusah Fuseini insisted that attending school should primarily be for academic purposes, but it appeared that Abdul was lured in by the chance to make quick cash.
“It is difficult to talk about him because deep inside me, deep inside me, I think he was just caught by stupidity and nothing or some level of invincibility.
“Well, it is a difficult thing, it is difficult. I mean you train your child, bring up your child to be a useful and responsible person. You sit down with him at night and in the day to talk about what decent life is, you try to infuse in him what hard work can do but we are of different generations.”Inusah Fuseini
As stated by the former MP, while his son was a student, he created an organization and engaged in the acquisition of cars for numerous people, including friends and acquaintances back in Ghana.
However, one transaction involving Nigerian students caused issues because it turned out that the money used to purchase the automobile was obtained fraudulently, which led to his son’s legal issues.
“As a student, he had his document so he decided to register a company. I never sanctioned that…I believe that if you are sent to school to learn, you must concentrate on your studies and I told him that.
“Now that obviously as a young man, he thought he could make quick bucks so he registered a company and he was actually buying cars for people. I know many people in Ghana whom he bought cars for.”Inusah Fuseini
It was clear that Inusah Fuseini was struggling emotionally as he exhibited a mixture of disappointment and sympathy for his son’s behavior. He noted that despite the challenges he faces in talking about the subject, young people occasionally make poor decisions without fully understanding the repercussions.
In the end, Inusah Fuseini’s major goal is to enable his child to develop from the experience and learn from his mistakes. He hoped the young man will think about his decisions, understand the consequences of his actions, and partake in the required task to reconstruct his life ethically and responsibly.
Decision By Lands Commission To Hire Private Entity Questioned
When asked about the commission’s hiring of land guards, Inusah Fuseini regarded the Land Commission’s choice to hire a private company to defend and reclaim encroached state property as odd.
He implied that the police and the military, not private organizations, are the state institutions that should assist the Commission in reclaiming public areas.
“We have state institutions, public lands are managed by the Lands Commission and if anybody encroaches on public lands, it is the duty of the Lands Commission to recover the land. They do that by either going to court or using self-help.
“The state institutions that help the Lands Commission to reclaim the government lands are the police and the military. So, it is definitely weird for the Ministry of Lands and Minerals to say that it is permissible for the Lands Commission to hire a private individual to protect public lands. Then I ask, what then will the lands commission be doing?”Inusah Fuseini
He further remarked that it is odd for the Lands Commission or the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to claim that hiring private security guards for public properties is within their purview of legal authority. He asserted that it calls into question the basic foundation of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Commission established by the Constitution to safeguard public lands’ existence.
His remarks were in response to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources’ denial of rumors that a land guard had been hired to guard public lands. In a statement, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources clarified that neither the government nor, for that matter, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources employed land guards as part of their activities.
However, the Ministry did concur that Aynok Holding Limited, a recognized limited liability corporation, was legitimately hired by the Lands Commission, the agency’s head office, to help regain encroached public lands. Since 2012, the engagement has been in force.