Veteran Ghanaian actress and film producer, Juliet Asante, has indicated that she will be embarking on a peaceful walk against political vigilantism on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
In the report first carried by AmeyawDebrah.com, the executive director of Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) explained that her intentions were moved by recent reports of activities of vigilante groups.
She is quoted as saying: “As a Ghanaian, I’m very concerned about what’s going on in the country with the private militia and I’m very afraid for what could potentially happen.
My family has experienced war before so I think I’m uniquely qualified to draw the attention of Ghanaians to the potential pitfalls of the direction we are headed."
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The actress also took to her Instagram to state: "The walk is to raise my voice against the rising cases of private militia groups taking the laws into their own hands in Ghana. As a Ghanaian, I will like to register my unease with this rising trend."
Asked why she decided to embark on the peace walk alone, Asante said the decision was borne out of her resolve to prove to the public that there is also power in solitude.
“This is to reiterate the importance of the action of one. So we don’t have to wait for someone to join us to make our voice heard,” she said.
She, however, stated that people who wish to join her in the worthy cause are welcome.
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Political vigilantism has been in the news a lot in the last few months.
But at the state of the nation address on February 21, 2019, President Nana Akufo-Addo mandated the two major political parties to work in tandem against political violence.
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