Hon Collins Owusu-Amankwah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia, has expressed in an interview with Kessben Media that he was the one who formed ‘de eye’ group when he was a youth organizer with clear conscience.
“I am the one who formed ‘de eye’ group, the group was formed at manhyia north in 2012 at moshi zongo, I wasn’t an MP by then, I was just a youth organizer.” He said.
According to Hon. Amankwah, members of the then ruling party and now opposition wanted to join the group because they had lost hope in their party.
“the NDC youth who lost hope in their party at that time decided to join the group. These youth decided to create a group which they called it “Kanzo”, I decided to integrate them into one group at manhyia.”
“I later added these youths to my campaign team, it was during one of my programmes that Nana Wireko, who was part of H.E Nana Akuffo Addo’s security team liked the motive of the group and suggested it should be replicated in other constituencies, because he saw it was helpful.” he progressed.
Few weeks ago, a video of a militia group which was alleged to be for the NPP surfaced on the internet using the Osu castle as their training grounds.
The facility according to Joy News is located in an area marked as a ‘security zone.’ The investigation further revealed that the militia has been training on that grounds for two years with two offices in the building – A commander’s office and a general office.
Reacting to the circulating video Hon Amankwah, reiterated that the group was formed to help build a better Ghana and not for violent purposes.
“When we won the elections, the group members had in mind that their jobs were secured because NPP won the elections, I feel disturbed when people say “de eye” group is a violent one, some of the group members offer themselves for help in all sectors when they need help, when the forestry commission needed help the group mobilized themselves just to be available, how then do you call such a group a violent one.” he quizzed.
Hon Amankwah further questioned the credibility of the video making rounds describing it as ‘empty’
“I personally think Manasseh Azure’s video tape is empty because I realized the commentary, he was running in the video had no link with the video.” he concluded.