The Executive secretary of Caritas Ghana also Coordinator of FAITH in Ghana Alliance, Mr Samuel Zan Akologo has stated emphatically that his outfit is going to work with the National Peace Council to pursue the agenda of denouncing political vigilantism(political party militia groups) and work towards their complete eradication in Ghanaian political practice.
We believe that this is the way to make the vigilantism and related offences ACT 2019 work for the good of the country.
To him, there is the need to intervene on the side of the Ghanaian youth by educating, training and healing them against the undignified practices and abuses in the political scene.
Mr Akologo made this assertion at a media engagement and Launching of 2020 election project by Faith-Based Organisation under the theme Educating, Training and Healing Individuals, Community and Society(ETHICS) against vigilantism in Ghana’s election at the christ the king parish hall here in Accra.
He further explained that they will maintain their neutrality and independence so that they can monitor and assess electoral processes to proffer opinions and recommendations that are mutually respected by all Ghanaians.
On his part, Executive Secretary of National Peace council, Mr George Amoh said the major cause of vigilantism in the Ghanaian politics is the high rate of unemployment among the youth in the country.
He called on the National Youth Authority to mobilise vulnerable unemployment youth to offer them decent job opportunities in a “CASH FOR WORK” initiative in the Northern part of Ghana.
He is of the view that by collective efforts this vigilantism menace will be a thing of the past and therefore there is the need for all Ghanaians to join our forces together for a common goal.