- Former president Rawlings has expressed his support for community vigilantism
- According to him, lawbreakers should be disciplined before they are handed over to the security agencies
- He added that vigilantes protect the environment, so that people do not dump refuse on the streets
Former president Jerry John Rawlings, has argued that there is an urgent need for community vigilantism in Ghana.
According to a report by 3news.com, he stated that community vigilantism is “an absolute necessity” and “an absolute must.”
In his opinion, vigilantes protect the environment, so that people will refrain from dumping refuse on the streets.
His remarks were part of a speech given at the annual thanksgiving service of the Jospong Group of Companies on Friday, December 14, 2018.
Rawlings went on to say that vigilantes compliment the efforts of the security agencies.
He therefore suggested that even lawbreakers are handed to state security agencies, they have be disciplined.
“No one supports thuggery parading as vigilantes; however the need for community vigilantes to protect the environment is an absolute necessity and absolute must,” he remarked.
He, however stressed that nobody supports thugs who parade as vigilantes, as it is happening in the political circles.
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