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General News Tue, 31 Oct 2017

Vigilantism: Appointees not helping President – Methodist Reverend

Reverend Bosomtwe Ayensu, Head Pastor of the Methodist Church, Dzorwulu, has said some government appointees are not helping the President in the fight against activities such as vigilantism in the country.

According to him, when the President issues an order to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to act, other appointees also issue counter orders to the security. The police, out of fear of victimisation, then decide to renege on their mandate to deal with the miscreants.

His comments come in the wake of vigilante activities in the country. There have been about 20 pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante attacks since the party won power in the December 2016 elections.

The situation has been festering, despite calls on the President for the law enforcement agencies to act.

Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Tuesday, October 31, Rev Ayensu said: “If the IGP has the support from the government, he will move swiftly to deal with the situation, but as we speak, the police are afraid to act because of victimisation.

“The President has good will, but there are other people around him who are frustrating his quest to deal with the problem. He issues an order to the IGP, but someone in government goes behind to also issue another order to counter that of the President.

“I always say the NPP has the grace to end this problem, but not the power.”

Source: Classfmonline.com