Parliament passes anti-vigilante bill

The bill is currently awaiting presidential assent to become law.

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Ghana Parliament-

Parliament on Monday, 22 July 2019 passed the Vigilantism and Related Offenses Bill 2019.

The bill is currently awaiting presidential assent to become law.

It aims to disband all political vigilante groups, prohibit their formation and proscribe their activities.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo vowed to end political party vigilantism when he delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday, 21 February 2019

Ghanaians and civil society organisations spoke against political party vigilantes and called for their disbandment after the bloody gun violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

Operatives of national security fired several live bullets into a crowd of opposition party supporters injuring several of them.

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