The Paramount Chief of Gwollu Traditional Area, Kuoru Kuri-Buktie Limann IV, has condemned formation of vigilante groups by political parties as unhealthy to economic growth and inimical to national development.
He has therefore called on political actors to focus their attention on improving roads, education, health and water systems, to improve living conditions of ordinary citizens, saying: “we want peace and development and not vigilantism”.
The Chief who was speaking to journalists in Gwollu, the Sissila West District Capital in the Upper West Region, said formation of vigilante groups often disrupted law and order as the members without legal authority mostly unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
Kuoru Limann IV call for peace and development in the Sissila District following an eruption of a brawl on Friday between two New Patriotic Party (NPP) factions over accusations of impropriety against the DCE, Mohammed Zackaria Bakor and Member of Parliament MP, Patrick Alhassan Adama of the area.
The Chief said vigilante action retards social and economic progress, since when the District eventually gained ‘notoriety’ for being tagged “troublesome or war-torn”, it would drive away investors.
He recalled that when Former President Dr Hilla Limann, a native of Gwollu, was unlawfully removed from office the people did not fight, but resorted to peaceful redress through the “normal way and today it’s a changed situation”.