NPP MP to haul Interior Minister to Parl’t over assaults by NPP thugs

Parliament will summon the Minister for Interior Ambrose Dery to update the house on investigations into recent violent attacks perpetuated by thugs aligned to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). There have been several reports of some vigilante groups of the NPP notably the Invisible Forces and Kandahar Boys attacking state institutions and seizing properties belonging to officials of the past NDC government. Their actions have been condemned roundly including some senior officials in the current government. The opposition NDC whose members have been at the receiving end held a press conference that was addressed by its chairman asking their members to defend themselves. At President Akufo-Addo’s maiden state of the nation address, he condemned the attacks and called on the security agencies to act on them. “I condemn all such conduct, and I call on all political parties, especially the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress, to ensure that this is the last time such undignified acts occur during our periods of transition.” However, as concerns grow about on the security agencies are handling the reported cases, Mr. Kwaku Kwarteng revealed on Joy FM’s Newsfile Saturday that he will file an urgent question in Parliament to get the sector minister to update the house. “I want to commit publicly that on Tuesday I will file that kind of question,” he said, for Ambrose Dery to brief Parliament on “the status of their investigations into all these matters”. By Isaac Essel || Ghana]]>

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