Politics of Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Former Finance and Economic Planning Minister in the Kufuor administration, Yaw Osafo Marfo has taken a swipe at the National Peace Council describing it as a reactive institution.
Addressing the official launch of the “Justice and Peace Foundation” in Accra, Mr. Osafo Marfo said the continued silence of the National Peace Council on the brutalities committed against some New Patriotic Party (NPP) members leaves much to be desired.
“The National Peace Council cannot be shouting peace and peace and peace when injustice reigns supreme.”
He recalled that “in or around January 2009, some people purported to be members of the New Patriotic Party were gruesomely murdered at Agbogbloshi in the capital city of Accra. Some of them went to the Police station to seek protection; they were driven out.”
According to Mr. Marfo, the perpetrators of that incident “are known but they have not been apprehended. The National Peace Council believes that their lives do not matter and therefore their souls should rest in pieces.”
He further alleged that the Peace Council has also not put enough pressure on the Police to arrest the culprits “to ensure that justice is delivered.”