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Vigilantism Acts is set to PUNISH, M.P Warns

Source: Kaakyire Kwasi Afari. Time FM, Offinso-Kumasi.
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Member of Parliament for Offinso South constituency,  Ben Abdallah Banda
The Chairman for Constitutional, Legal and parliamentary Affairs of Ghana Parliament who doubles as Member of Parliament for Offinso South constituency,  Ben Abdallah Banda has warn Ghanaians especially, the youths to abstain from vigilantism to avoid facing rigorous of the new law.

The NPP member of parliament stated that as part of measures of eradicating political vigilantism in the system, the August house has just recently passed the Vigilantism and related offenses Act awaiting for the president's Ascent to commence its implementation.

He highlighted on some punishments the vigilantism and related Act stipulates adding that, if any person is convicted of acts of vigilantism, the minimum period of imprisonment is 10 years. 
"Imagine wasting 10 years of your youthful days in jail for indulging in this shameful and unlawful act", he added.  

Mr Abdallah Banda addressing the parents, teachers and special guest of honor at the 12th Congregation Ceremony of Offinso College of Education on 10th August, cautioned that, no political party has its roots to shield and protects its members who are found in the acts and therefore, appealing to the youth to abstain from these insensitive behaviors to avoid prosecution.

The Vice- Principal of the Offinso College of Education, Mr. Daniel Agyei Mensah urged the grandaunts to inculcate patriotism into the wards they will be entrusted to adding that, "they should not abuse their authority over the pupils but rather correct them while observing good teaching practices.   

Mr. Agyie Mensah advised teachers to explain more of the agenda of positioning Ghana beyond aid to students. This according to him will ensure that, the youths will have the nation at heart and will be accustomed to seeking positive development for the nation rather than selfish gains

Nana Dr Wiafe Brobey Kwateng Chief of Maase who graced the occasion behalf of Offinso Paramount chief, Nana Wiafe Akenten iii thanked the Government for the implementation of the Free Senior High School.

He said by 20 years to come, the country will recognize the benefits of this policy and therefore called on stakeholders to continue dialogues on ensuring the sustainability and improvement of the Free Senior High School Policy.  

Education is a sheared responsibility and therefore called on the Government to threat teachers with care ensuring that, all basic needs are attended to with urgency,  Nana Dr Wiafe Brobey Kwateng added.

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