Peace Council vows to kick vigilantism out of Ghanaian politics

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General Secretary for the National Peace Council (NPC), George Amoh, says the council will follow the progress of the Roadmap laid down to fight vigilantism until the menace is kicked out of Ghanaian politics.

George Amoh noted that the 10-member committee will ensure that the code of conduct for political parties are adhered to and deter others from disobeying the roadmap.

The National Peace Council (NPC) in August inaugurated a 10-member National Monitoring Committee for the implementation of the Code of Conduct and Road-map on political vigilantism in Ghana.

Some Members of the 10-member Committee include; Mr Vincent Azumah, West Africa Network for Peace building, Dr Imurana Mohammed, National Commission for Civic Education, and Sheikh Aramiyaw Shaibu, Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam.

The two main political parties, the NDC and NPP signed the final Roadmap and Code of Conduct designed to end political vigilantism in the country.

Speaking on Atinka FM’s AM Drive with host Ekourba Gyasi, the General Secretary of the Ghana National Peace Council, George Amoh said the committee will work as a team and ensure the political vigilantism becomes a thing of the past.

“There are over 27 vigilante groups in the country and we will closely monitor the political parties and ensure that they strictly adhere to the code of conduct they signed. The essence is to measure performance and adherence to the code one after the other. For instance, the Peace Council has asked the political parties to distance itself from vigilante groups. We will make sure the parties are doing just that and inform the appropriate quarters or otherwise”, he added.

He called on political parties and the security agencies to build trust among and across the institutions to ensure a peaceful election.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa