Minority Alleges Lawlessness
The Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament has decried what it termed the “unprecedented, heightening and intensifying spate of lawlessness prevailing in some parts of the country.” It described the situation as worrisome and gradually negating the recent recognition and acknowledgment of Ghana as a country putting together efforts to promote peace, security and stability.
At a press conference in Accra yesterday addressed by the party’s spokesman on Defence, William O. Boafo, the group cited events, including the clash between supporters of the NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Agbogbloshie in Accra, the Bawku conflict, and the recent mysterious child related deaths in certain parts of Accra “as some of these acts of insecurity.”
He was flanked by Messrs Frederick Opare-Ansah, MP for Suhum, Adamu Daramani-Sakande MP for Bawku central and Ms Frema Osei-Opare, MP for West Wuogon.
Mr Boafo also cited the alleged invasion and attack on the residence of Col Kwadwo Damoah, former Director of Manpower and Personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces by some unidentified armed men as one of such disturbing happenings.
“The Colonel had to disappear and his family almost relocated for fear of their lives. His only crime was that he is alleged to have openly and frankly commented on unprofessional intrusions into the life and work of the Ghana Armed Forces which could have negative effects on the cherished professional neutrality of the forces,” he said.