Security Analyst Prof Kwesi Aning has outlined some dynamics the country needs to be aware of as stakeholders sign the roadmap to end political vigilantism in the country.
Prof Kwesi Aning said the singing of the document signifies goodwill but it will take more than just goodwill to achieve this purpose.
According to him, there are two dynamics involved the external and internal dynamics.
“The signatures themselves signify first goodwill to commit to the content, but there are two dynamics we need to be aware of first the external dynamics that will impede on the behaviour and the trust of the parties who have signed to internal strains, stresses and tensions within the two major parties.”
He also stressed on the need for capacity to ensure that after signing all parties comply with it.
“The canker that we are dealing with is not one that is dealt with only with good intentions there must be the capacity to illicit compliances and disincentives for breaking the peace accord. Let’s not forget the singing of this document have been merely for the purposes of fanfare and I think a lot of people have alluded to this.”
“What it will signify will relate to the levels of implementation and the capacity of the state led by the Peace Council to disincentives these groups,” he added.
The Peace Council has also assured the NDC and other stakeholders that they will consult government for them to sign the roadmap to ending vigilantism in the country.
Chairman of the Peace Council, Most Rev Prof Emmanuel Asante responding to concerns raised by the NDC said they will inform the government about the issues raised.
At the signing ceremony, today June 17 after the NDC earlier refused to sign the document they raised concerns about the failure of the government to sing the document.
But Most Rev Prof Emmanuel Asante said their concerns will be addressed.
“We will inform the government about the concerns that they have express but I don’t think the government is saying they are not committed to it.”