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General News of Monday, 22 July 2019


Parliament passes Vigilantism and related offences Bill

Parliament on Monday read for the third time and passed the Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill 2019.

This Bill is expected to among other things curtail political thuggery and rid the country’s body politic of rancor.

The Bill was laid amid disagreement from the Minority in Parliament and its party the National Democratic Congress had argued that a bipartisan engagement which had then been initiated, was the way to go.

These notwithstanding, the Bill has been passed.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, had prior to the approval, applied to the Speaker to have the Memorandum to the Bill amended.