President Akufo-Addo reacts to disturbances in Karaga and Sissala West

| Updated Oct 27, 2017 at 3:36pm



President Akufo-Addo has called on law enforcement agencies to enforce Ghana’s laws without fear or favour.

According to President Akufo-Addo, “when you fall foul of the law, you will be dealt with accordingly, and the law enforcement agencies, including the Judiciary, must ensure this is done.”

Speaking at the 2017 Ngmayem Festival, of the Chiefs and people of Manya Krobo, President Akufo-Addo stressed that “the application of the laws of the land will occur, in the words of the judicial oath, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, and without recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land.”

President Akufo-Addo’s call comes in the wake of disturbances in Karaga and Sissala West being perpetrated by alleged supporters of the New Patriotic Party.

The District Chief Executive for Sissala West in the Upper West region fled after irate youth believed to be sympathizers of the NPP stormed his office late Thursday afternoon.

They have accused the DCE Mohammed Bakor of failing to address their concerns about jobs and sidelining them in the running of the district.

The incident at Sissala West is the second in two days after the youth of Karaga in the Northern region locked up the office of the Youth Employment Agency coordinator last Wednesday.