Describing the hordes of Chinese in the country today and their engagement in commercial activities in which they are legally barred as an invasion by the Mongoloids is not an exaggeration.
They are engaged in activities from retail trading to illegal mining in which they have no authority. Last week, matters got to a head when some of them pulled their weapons to slug it out with the youth of Manso Nsiana in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
They were ready to pull the trigger and only heaven knows what could have followed.
For the local residents of the town, the sight of the light-skinned Asians holding weapons could have easily led them to think that there was an invasion of the country from Mars.
The development in the small farming community is a wake-up call to our security authorities to consider the dangers posed by such foreigners who flout our laws with wanton impunity.
Their effrontery in pulling the weapons underscores the fact that they would do anything to protect the illegal business they are engaged in, especially since they appear to be covered by some political goons.
The support such foreigners are receiving through the complicity of some nationals is bad enough. We can only appeal to the conscience of such unpatriotic Ghanaians to remember that posterity will judge them harshly when their actions or inactions continue to mess up the security of the country.
Although no blood was drawn, we are alarmed at the fact that foreigners can disregard our laws to such an extent. We are equally disturbed that it is a precedent which could be replicated in other areas where foreigners have gained an unacceptable foothold.
We recently commented on the issue of our loose immigration procedures which allow an almost gratis entry into the country by most foreigners who choose to do so. While we still maintain that position, we wish to add that it appears there is a certain unwritten permission to Chinese in particular to engage in whatever business they choose, regardless of existing legislation. Is it because of the loan we are expecting from that country?
We also call the attention of the authorities to the danger we are taking by maintaining porous land borders. We are behaving as though Boko Haram is thousands of miles away from us.
With the way things are, such unwanted elements can relocate here whenever they so decide. We associate ourselves with the concern raised by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church about how it would appear that there are no leaders in the country to tackle such security challenges.
Rt. Rev. Prof Emmanuel Marteyâ€™s concern is that of all Ghanaians. We want to see action taken by those put in charge of the nation. We are not ready to countenance such impunity from the Chinese despite their dining with our leaders.