Vigilante Bill Passed –

THE VIGILANTISM and Related Offences Bill, 2019, has been passed by Parliament.

The passage of the bill on Monday, July 22, 2019, was despite concerns raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a number of civil society organisations.

The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) and the NDC had indicated that more work needed to be carried out before the passage of the Bill by Parliament.

It was the argument of the NDC that the Bill was “unnecessary and a deliberate diversion to allow the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to continue to build its militia infrastructure ahead of the 2020 elections.

BY Melvin Tarlue