General News of Saturday, 5 August 2017
Methodist Bishop, Most Rev. Asante Antwi has called on pro-New Patriotic Party’s (NPPs) Invisible Forces to bring an end to the lawlessness, attacks and violence recorded across the country.
The action by the vigilante group he said, was an affront to democracy and disregard for the laws of Ghana as well as disregard for the three arms of government including the legislature, judiciary and the executive.
He was speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on the sidelines at the commemoration of August 4, 1947 by government functionaries at Saltpond on Friday.
The Bishop who delivered the sermon on the day, underscored the need for the youth to eschew violence and avoid people who will incite them to engage in lawless acts.
The Tema branch of the vigilante group, this week made headlines after storming a town hall meeting in Tema, threatening to replicate what occurred at the Kumasi circuit court where some members who were on trial for attacking a public officer, were freed. The suspects subsequently turned themselves in.
Commenting on the development and other unlawful acts, the Methodist Bishop said, ‘’we know what is going on in the country. And I think it is important for us and for me in particular to take the occasion to advice the youth and the Invisible Forces, to put a stop to the violence, uncharitable things so that people will respect the government, legislature and judiciary.’’