The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare has assured personnel of the Ghana Police Service that the impending vigilantism law would aid the fight against politically motivated violence.
Speaking at this year’s Annual WASSA celebration organized by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service, the Chief of Staff said the law when enacted, will help the Police deal with vigilante groups without fear of political victimization.
“I want you to be professional, be bold, be fair and firm irrespective of the ethnic, political and economic standing of the personalities involved in such crimes. It is heartwarming to note that the President has sent a bill on vigilantism to Parliament.”
“This clearly demonstrates how important this matter is to the nation. When this bill is passed into law, it certainly will assist you to work more diligently and efficiently.”
The government has presented to Parliament, a Bill outlining how it intends to deal with political party vigilantism in the country.
President Akufo-Addo has caused an anti-vigilantism and related offences bill to be laid before Parliament while the NDC and the NPP are also engaged in bi-partisan talks aimed at disbanding all vigilante groups.