- Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah stated that the president is unable to exercise his authority with regard to vigilantism
- He added that politicians constantly interfere in the work of the security agencies
- The minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery has however directed the police administration to ensure that the vigilante groups are clamped down
A former minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has called on president Akufo-Addo to act tough on vigilantism in Ghana.
He added that the current government hasn’t done enough to deal with the menace, hence the need for tough measures in that regard.
He suggested that all vigilante groups affiliated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should be disbanded as soon as possible.
In his opinion, the president has lost control of the situation.
On Wednesday 1st October 2017, Dr. Spio-Garbrah told Bola Ray on Starr Chat that “he has not disbanded the groups; we need to hear the president say that that group does not exist”.
The statesman added that the security agencies are exasperated with the prevailing situation.
This, he explained, is as a result of political interference in the fight against the menace.
The Interior minister, Ambrose Dery has directed police commanders across the nation to deal with persons affiliated to any vigilante group
He gave this directive on Tuesday, October 31 2017.
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