The 2018 Ghana Women of the Year Honourary recipient in film, Juliet Asante, walked the walk on her peace campaign advocacy against political vigilantism yesterday, February 26, from the African Regent Hotel through to the Parliament House.
Juliet, together with two other gentlemen (per picture shown) embarked on the peace walk with inscribed sticks raised high inked by the words, ‘Ghana First’ and ‘Why I walk for Ghana’. The actress, after the ‘end vigilantism’, walk disclosed to Citi TV that herself and other concerned citizens of the republic have given the government a grace period of one month to dissolve all political raised militia groups out of the system, else a round two and subsequent ones will follow until what needs to be done is done. She said, “If by one-month time nothing happens, we will keep on walking. I hope Ghanaians will join me and raise their voices against vigilantism.”
She further stretched on her meaning of ‘government’, to whom the vigilante walk is addressed to, by stating clearly that it covers everyone who has a key role to play in the leadership and management of Ghana including political parties represented in Parliament. ” When I say government, I mean everybody who is part of the leadership and management of Ghana. This includes all the key political parties that are represented at Parliament.”
The GWOTYH 2018 alum, climaxed her peace walk with a petition presented to Parliament adding more voice and importance to the campaign. The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, has for the meantime called on political parties to disband their vigilante groups or else he would put in place a legislation to force the parties to do so.