Juliet Asante issues one month notice to government to disband all vigilante groups

Juliet Asante issues one month notice to government to disband all vigilante groups

Actress Juliet Asante says she is not relenting on her effort to push for vigilante groups to be disbanded from Ghana’s political scene after embarking on her one-woman walk against the phenomenon on Tuesday, February 23, 2019.

Asante has served government a month's notice to ensure that all political militia groups are wiped out.

She is quoted as saying: “We are giving the government one month to disband vigilante groups. And when I say government I mean everybody who is part of the leadership and management of Ghana. This includes all the key political parties that are represented at Parliament."

Asante, who was joined by a few other members of the public, saw her walk start at the African Regent Hotel, all the way to Parliament House in Accra.

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She continued via Citi TV: “If by one month time nothing happens, we will keep on walking. I hope Ghanaians will join me and raise their voices against vigilantism."

The eight-kilometre walk saw the actress presenting a petition to Parliament at the end.

The petition was received by Ebenezer Ahumah Djietror, principal assistant clerk in Parliament and Kate Addo, acting director of public affairs in Parliament on behalf of the Clerk of Parliament, Emmanuel Anyimadu.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported of the report first carried by AmeyawDebrah.com, that 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 was 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.

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