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General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Source: thechronicle.com.gh

Vigilantism law will aid work of police – Chief of Staff

Akosua Frema Opare, Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Opare, Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Akosua Frema Opare, has assured personnel of the Ghana Police Service that the impending vigilantism law will aid the fight against politically motivated violence.

President Akufo-Addo has caused anti-vigilantism and related offences bill to be laid before Parliament while the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are engaged in bi-partisan talks aimed at disbanding all vigilante groups.

Speaking at this year’s Annual WASSA celebration organised by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service, the Chief of Staff said the bill, when passed into law, will help the Police deal with vigilante groups without fear of political victimisation.

“I want you to be professional, be bold, be fair and firm, irrespective of the ethnic, political and economic standing of the personalities involved in such crimes. It is heartwarming to note that the President has sent a bill on vigilantism to Parliament.”

“This clearly demonstrates how important this matter is to the nation. When this bill is passed into law, it certainly will assist you to work more diligently and efficiently,” she said.

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