The Menace of Political Party Vigilantism: Reflections from Bolgatanga

Posted on Jul-15 2017

CODEOs nationwide round table discussion on the menace of political vigilantism hit the Upper East Region of Ghana. At the end of the stakeholder engagement, some suggestions were made on combating this menace. Stakeholders noted that: - Security agencies should be well resourced to be able to deal with the complexities of the vigilante groups. -Again, as in other regions, participants canvassed strongly for the position of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to have security of tenure. -The Police Council should work to standardize the recruitment, promotion and transfer of police personnel in order to boost their confidence and be able to discharge their duties professionally against political manipulations. Read more in the statement.

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