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Press Releases of Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Source: CenProG

Akuffo Addo should support hon kan dapaah to deal with vigilante groups




The Center for Progressive Governance (CenProG), like many Ghanaians, has observed the rather worrying security situation our beloved country finds itself due to the actions of Vigilante groups, most notably Delta Forces, supported by some NPP big wigs.

We have also observed the banter between the big wigs supporting the vigilante groups and the National Security Minister, Hon Kan Dapaah and will like to call on His Excellency, the President to come out in support of his National Security Minister.

It will be recalled that the vigilante group called Delta Forces went to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council and forcefully removed the Regional Security Coordinator, duly appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana, from his office. This act was rightfully condemned by well meaning Ghanaians and the National Security Minister promised Parliament to take the necessary action against the said group.

However, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako and MP for Assin Central, Hon Kennedy Agyapong came out in support of this group and threatened mayhem if the perpetrators of this dastardly act were prosecuted. This spurred the group on and gave them the courage to go ahead and cause a COURT BREAK when 13 members of the group were put on trial and rightfully remanded.Â

Again, the National Security Minister has promised to deal with this albatross of a group and again that has put him on a collision course with Bernard Antwo Boasiako and Hon Kennedy Agyapong with the latter calling for the dismissal/resignation of Hon Kan Dapaah.

CenProG finds this extremely worrying especially in the circumstance where the group has attacked two arms of government in the space of less than a month. The silence of His Excellency Akuffo Addo makes it more worrying as he seems to have left his National Security Minister to deal with these Monsters on his own.

CenProg will therefore like to call on His Excellency to come out in full support of his National Security Minister to deal with this canker once and for all. A statement from the Presidency announcing the President's unflinching and open support for his minister, in this instance, will be most appropriate.

CenProG will also like to assure Hon Kan Dapaah of the support of all well meaning Ghanaians as he works to thwart efforts aimed at making the country a banana republic. The National Security Minister should stand his grounds and know that he is not alone in this fight and he has the support of the Nation!

God Bless our homeland Ghana and make it GREAT and STRONG.


Sawadogo Mahmoud
Executive Secretary, CenProG
Mallam Yahya Mohammed
Executive Director, CenProG