President Akufo-Addo, has directed the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo, to prepare and submit to parliament draft with specific legislation to deal with vigilantism in the country.
This draft is supposed to also provide appropriate sanctions that would be applicable to those who go against it.
The directive is in line with the President’s earlier pronouncement during his last State of the Nation Address, where he announced his decision to effect a legislation should the two main political parties fail to disband their vigilante groups.
In a recent letter signed by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, to the President, the NDC requested the involvement of external organisations such as ECOWAS, the AU and civil society organisations in dealing with the matter.
“Our attempt at a solution that goes beyond the legal process would be of interest to institutions involved in ensuring peaceful development across Africa. This is not in any way a surrender of our sovereignty or a declaration of a lack of faith in our own abilities.
“We see it rather as an act of responsible regional and international citizenship and transparency,” the party noted.
The NDC further requested for the involvement of the general public and entities such as the Ghana Peace Council or the various expert institutions to weigh in on the debate on the matter.
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