Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Josephine Nkrumah, says the Commission as a stakeholder in dealing with vigilantism is developing a roadmap to curb the menace.

According to Madam Nkrumah, there is the need for the conversation on vigilantism to be reinvigorated as elections draw near.

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“There is a technical team looking at a roadmap and the role of stakeholders in eradicating political vigilantism and NCCE will soon meet with the political parties on the way forward,” he said.

Speaking in an interview on Accra-based TV3, Madam Nkrumah explained there is a lot more work to be done despite the vigilantism bill.

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“We now have the vigilantism bill which prescribes stiff consequences and will make people think twice but the act in itself is not enough because we still have large weapons in the hands of people,” she said.

To Madam Nkrumah, more attention must be devoted to the aftermath of the vigilantism bill and the disbandment of groups.

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“We still need to do more work by focusing on the factors which drive vigilantism such as poverty, unemployment and insecurity in Ghana,” she urged.

Source: | Gertrude Otchere