The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has raised serious concerns about the continued existence of vigilante groups in the country.
The commission said vigilante group’s existence poses serious threats to Ghana’s democracy and called on political parties to be honest and sincere to the Ghanaian people about their commitment to peace.
The commission acknowledged that the vigilantism and other offences Act, 2019, (999) was passed into law with punitive sanctions; their activities were raising its ugly head ahead of December polls.
The commission in July this year with support from NORSAAC, a pro-marginalized and policy influencing organization presented copies of the law to three overlords in the northern and north east regions and 13 paramount chiefs with the aim creating awareness of the existence o the law.
Presenting the NCCE message at the Graphic Cooperates in Ghana peace campaign Town Hall meeting in Tamale, Northern Regional Director of NCE, Alhaji Abdul Razak Saani told stakeholders that the commission was deeply concerned about a worrying trends emanating from communities, especially the way and manner political parties were carrying out their campaigns.
Political parties, the NCCE director emphasized the need to be reminded to be responsible about their utterances.
The NCCE, Alhaji Abdul Razak said have mapped out all hotspots in the region and have commence community engagements on the need for peace.
The commission he added is also currently carrying out community sensitizations with their little resources and call for more funding for the commission to discharge their duty.