President Nana Addo Danlwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Attorney-General to initiate a legislation towards the disbandment of political vigilante groups.

This was contained a letter he wrote to the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo regarding his second letter to him (Nana Addo) insisting on the need for mediators to facilitate the meeting between the two political parties over the disbandment of vigilante groups.

The letter dated March 14, 2019 said: “I have, in line with my pronouncement to Parliament during the Message on the State of the Nation on 21st February, 2019 instructed the Attorney General, without prejudice to the outcome of the engagement, if any, between the NPP and NDC, to prepare and submit to Parliament, as soon as possible, specific legislation to deal with the phenomenon of vigilantism, and provide appropriate sanctions against its occurrence.”

“I believe that the parliamentary process of enactment affords sufficient space for any citizen to make an input or contribution to the enactment of a good and effective law, whose implementation will enable us rid our nation of politically-related violence, a development that an only inure to the benefit of Ghanaian democracy and to the preservation of law and order,” President Akufo-Addo added.

 

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