Vigilante groups like Kandahar Boys, Delta Force, Invisible Force and others have wreaked havoc and caused a state of insecurity in parts of the country.
The unconcealed disdain for the rule of law has led stakeholders including opposition parties to doubt the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s commitment to ending the menace.
Over the past weeks, aggrieved party supporters in the Northern Region have engaged in lawless acts by locking up the offices of the Regional Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme.
The group calling itself “Burma Camp” claimed they were doing so because of some decisions are taken by the managers of the programme which were not in tandem with their position.
Furthermore, some rampaging youth believed to be sympathizers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Gwollu, the capital of the Sissala West District in the Upper West Region, last Thursday, stormed the precincts of the Assembly and locked up the District Chief Executive, Mohammed Bakor in his office.
They accused the DCE of engaging in “divide and rule” tactics and failing to address their concerns.
However, Interior Minister yesterday on Starr FM shamefaced that government was treating the surge in violence with the utmost seriousness it deserves, declaring that he was ready to put his job on the line if a solution was not found.
”I am going to do all I can to deal with the issue; I am committed to ensuring that I do not fail the President and the country. I’m prepared to pay the price if I don’t deliver, anybody can call for my head if I fail to deliver.”