The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take strict measures to end what the party termed “lawlessness” perpetrated by pro-government vigilante groups.
The Invincible Forces and Delta Force have been perpetrating violence in the country since the Nana Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over governance in January, this year.
Agents of the Invincible Forces took opportunity to seize state property and offices while the Delta Force also led assaults on the president’s regional security liaison in Kumasi and also freed from a circuit court, 13 of their colleagues who were standing trial for that crime.
However, at a press conference yesterday, the chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond, condemned the activities of these groups and asked the President to take immediate steps to disband the vigilante groups without fear or favour and make sure Ghana does not become a failed state under his watch.
“In strongest terms, with the current lawlessness happening in the country and the clear lack of leadership by the ruling New Patriotic Party to deal with, as well as the hypocrisy and complicity of the opposition National Democratic Congress as an all-time key contributor and actor in the crisis on our hands,”
“We demand that the President take urgent steps to stop the lawlessness with immediate effect to save our country from degenerating into an ungovernable society and a sure candidate for failure as a state under his watch,” he stated.
Mr. Brew-Hammond, who sound very emotional over the recent disturbance by agents of Delta Force, also issued a three-month ultimatum to government to end illegal small-scale mining activities (galamsey) in the country or face them at the International Court of Justice.
According to him, galamsey has already poisoned majority of the nation’s water bodies, degraded farmlands and is threatening to dry up sources of treatable water to the extent that Ghana will have to import safe-drinking water in less than five years if the menace is allowed to continue.
He said, the PPP supports the media campaign but expressed the hope that all civil society organizations (CSOs) would join in the war against illegal mining in the country.
Source: Therepublicenewsonline.com/ Felix Engsalige Nyaaba