Speaker of Parliament calls for punitive measures to deal with vigilantism

Speaker of Parliament calls for punitive measures to deal with vigilantism

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, has called for punitive measures for people charged with acts of vigilantism.

Graphic.com.gh reports that there is a need for a revision of the country's laws to severely punish persons who destroy state facilities.

He said such crimes, which he described as economic crimes, did not attract a harsh sentencing regime, since the consideration had been on the items stolen or destroyed but not the effect of the acts on the economy.

The Speaker of Parliament seated in the house of Parliament

Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Ocquaye Source: Starrfmonline.com
Source: UGC

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Prof. Oquaye made the call following the presentation of a statement on the recent damage of power transmission pylons belonging to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) by some unknown persons.

The people hacked down one of the high voltage transmission pylons belonging to GRIDCo within the Tema enclave on Monday, March 25, 2019.

According to GRIDCo, the damaged tower formed part of the transmission chain that transmitted power from Karpower, VRA and AKSA to the national grid.

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