Military leaders ascending to power is a age old tradition in post colonial Africa, often with dire results.
Like any one thing in this life, it’s a mixed bag. Most of the United States’ Presidents once served in the military, and it was no guarantee of how they would perform in office.
But the majority leader in Parliament, Alban Bagbin, thinks that giving our President’s mandatory military training would improve their decision making levels.
The Nadowli MP told Starr FM that giving our Commander-in-Chief that kind of training would equip them with the tools to take objective decisions.
“In the political arena we have failed to train the leaders we elect, we just elect people to depend on their natural abilities.
“But if we had, had time to even train politicians before they ascend the higher office, you would be more comfortable in the decisions that they take because you know that they are imbued with all the qualities that can take them away from passions, emotions and parochialism,” he said.