Source: citinewsroom. com - The Minority in Parliament wants the government to launch an inquiry into circumstances that led to the alleged use of a state facility to train a private militia.
The demand comes after a video report by Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure Awuni that allegedly showed some young men and women being trained as security operatives within the Osu Castle
The Deputy Minority Leader, James Avedzi at a press conference on the matter said there must be an explanation as to how a security installation such as the Osu Castle became a safe haven for such a group.
“We demand that an investigation be opened into how a facility owned and managed by the state, Osu Castle became a safe haven for an NPP militia. [We also demand] that the state should take urgent steps to reclaim the officers and other state properties in possession of the leaders of De-Eye militia group as a matter of prime importance,” he said.
Among the many demands the caucus made, it said Civil Society Organizations and faith-based organizations must intervene in the process to disband all party vigilantes and root out the challenge of party vigilantism which has become a controversial subject in the country.
James Avedzi also called for the resignation of President Akufo-Addo over the matter.
He explained that the disturbing investigative piece shakes the democratic foundation of Ghana under President Nana Akufo-Addo who they described as ‘duplicitous.’
“We insist that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must resign as President of the Republic with immediate effect. The President has lost every moral authority to continue to occupy that high office after having been caught in flagrante delicto [Red-handed],” he said.
Meanwhile, the government has described the video as misleading and has disassociated itself from its content.
The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in addressing the press on Friday said the documentary “carried a number of significant misrepresentations and misleading impressions.”
“Surprisingly, the 20-minute documentary does not show any evidence of such a militia or a vigilante group training or operating at a security zone. Rather it shows a group of young men and women dressed up in white shirts and black suits converging at the Christianborg Castle in Osu in the belief that jobs will be found for them,” the Minister said.
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