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General News of Friday, 22 February 2019


We need to decouple our security services from political interference – Zanetor

Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle constituency, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings play videoMember of Parliament for Klottey Korle constituency, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings

Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle constituency, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has advised the government to take necessary steps to decouple the security services from partisan interference as a way of adhering to the rule of law.

Speaking to GhanaWeb in an interview, the MP indicated that a lot more can be done by government in ensuring that the security standard doesn’t fall to its lowest ebb, noting that the security services in the country must be allowed to do their work as it is expected.

“Let us give them the room to do their jobs so that we can make sure that the enforcing of our laws is happening...if we’re going to see more discipline and adherence to our laws, then we must allow the security services to operate the way they’re meant to, according to our constitution,” she said.

The state of insecurity in the country has heightened following the recent by-election violence at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency and subsequent scuffle at the NDC Headquarters in Kumasi which led to the demise of one person.

The President in his third State of the Nation Address warned that he will initiate legislation to deal with the growing vigilantism menace in the country if the two main political parties (NPP and NDC) fail to address it immediately.

“I want to use the platform of this Message to make a sincere, passionate appeal to the leaders of the two main political parties in our country, NPP and NDC, to come together, as soon as possible, preferably next week, to agree on appropriate measures to bring an end to this worrying and unacceptable phenomenon of vigilantism in our body politic

“I have asked the leadership of the NPP to extend an invitation to the leadership of the NDC for such a meeting on vigilantism. The security services of the country will be on standby to assist this meeting.

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