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2017-05-23

[B] Tullow eyes new fields beyond Jubilee & TEN
[B] ECG concession: bidders reduced to 6; MIDA sets eyes on financially viable bidde
[B] Former MP demands details on the 150 investors for ‘1-district, 1-factory'
[B] We need power to turn economy around – Agyarko
[S] Akufo-Addo's changes to ECG 'sale' agreement quite impressive - PUWU
[N] Kumbuor approved military protection for Ukraine, Russia galamseyers – MP
[N] 9 cars burnt, shops destroyed in a fire outbreak at Suame Magazine
[N] I insist Baba Jamal is involved in galamsey - Wontumi
[N] Man found dead in an abandoned dam
[N] 495 allied health professionals get financial clearance
[N] Spio Garbrah should be commended for GSA scandal investigations - Sorogho
[N] Alex Segbefia urges prosecution of culprits in Central Medical Stores fire
[N] Crentsil and family squandered GSA funds – PRO
[N] Ghana needs measures to stop illegal migration - Dr Ocansey
[N] Three (3) Ghana Gas helicopters missing
[N] Military protecting illegal mining sites – Amewu
[N] Amewu arrest 4 for engaging in galamsey at Amadaa
[N] Pastor, fetish priest clash over juju money

2017-05-22

[S] I lose nothing over Ghana banishment – KP Boateng
[S] Tony Baffoe urges government to create fund for Black Starlets
[B] Dumsor hit Vodafone Ghana badly - CEO
[B] Government to invest 30% only in 'One-District One-Factory' - Alan Kyeremanten
[B] Dollar has taken a commanding lead again
[B] Atuabo project was bloated by over $40m – Dr. Manteaw
[B] ECG using outdated methods to recover debts - NDC MP
[B] BoG reduces policy rate to 22.5%
[N] I’m not naive about corruption – Akufo-Addo
[N] Police begin manhunt for Tatale robbers
[N] Teenage pregnancy declines in Ashanti
[N] $13.9 million Veep's residence abandoned?
[N] UCC sued over suspension of 22 students
[N] Two fake soldiers arrested
[N] Otumfuo supports ban on Galamsey
[N] Government worried about Alavanyo-Nkonya killings – VR Minister  
[N] Politicians mourn with Woyome
[N] NDC chair, 4 robbers and 2 others killed in robbery gun battle
[N] 15 'corrupt' customs officers fired
[N] 3 robbers killed in shootout with police
[N] Girl, 16, dies after committing abortion
[N] Prof. Badu Akosa can't be our Chief – Kwahu Queen Mother
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General News

[ 2017-04-21 ]

Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong,General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana

Politicization of security agencies brewing vigilantism - Christian Council
The overly politicization of the country’s
security agencies is to blame for the upsurge in
vigilantism in the country according to the
General Secretary of the Christian Council of
Ghana Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong.

He observes that most of them for fear of being
victimized always kowtow to the whims and caprices
of the politicians who appointed them and are
scared they could easily be removed if they fail
to adhere to their beck and call.

“I wish that the heads of the various security
agencies are given a term of office and
irrespective of the government in power, the head
will be maintained until his tenure elapses. This
way the person can act without fear or favour and
nib crime in the bud”, he stated.

Reverend Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong indicates that
until the security agencies and their heads are
allowed to operate independently and deal with
crime clothed in political colours, the country is
heading to a crash.

Contributing to the recent conduct of pro-New
Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante groups, Delta
Force and Invincible Fore, the Man of God
expressed worry that members of some of these
groups see themselves as untouchable because they
have the backing of influential persons in power.

“It is a disgrace to the country where the rule of
law works. If you disagree with an issue you go to
court but if courts are now attacked then it is
shameful and disgraceful. Members of the group
claimed they helped party to come to power and
needed to be catered because they were promised.
These are strictly party issues should not cross
the lines of attacking state institutions. They
should go to the person who promised them to
redeem his pledge and not state institutions”, he
advised.

He stated that some influential persons could be
sponsoring vigilante groups and must accept
responsibility for their actions which is could
repel investors considering how they were flouting
the country’s laws with impunity.

“We cannot blame these boys for the raid. Those we
need to blame are the big men behind these boys.
They buy food for them, they clothed them, they do
everything for them and so they need to be blamed
and not the members because they are only doing
what their pay masters have ordered them to do,”
he added.

Source - mynewsgh.com



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