NDC, NPP finally agree to scope of modalities to be used to disband vigilante groups

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have settled on the scope to be used by the National Peace Council towards the disbandment or vigilante groups.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Peace Council after a meeting between the two political parties today (Monday).

The statement said the two parties have also agreed on some key stakeholders and experts to join the dialogue.

The release which was signed by chairpersons for both parties — Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for the NDC, Freddie Blay for the governing NPP as well as Nana SKB Asante of the National Peace Council said the parties agreed that the discussion process will have representatives of religious bodies, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Security agencies.

“After an open and exhaustive deliberation, the parties agreed on the immediate scope of the dialogue. In this regard, the parties agreed to commence a discussion on the elimination of vigilantism with other key stakeholders and experts.

“These stakeholders shall include representatives of Civil Society organisations, security agencies and religious bodies,” statement said.

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