Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (Ghana)

Country: Ghana
Details of Formation: The group was formed as an interim committee and was held responsible for the supply and distribution of fuel and essential goods. In November 1984 the Committees of the Defence of the Revolution integrated the Workers’ Defence Committee and the People’s Defence Committee.
Details of Termination: The group evolved into ACDR following the elections in 1992. After that date there is no more evidence of this group being active.
Purpose: In 1982, President Rawlings announced plans to create local defense committees that were supposed to secure his hold to power. Militiamen were supposed to conduct patrols in neighborhoods and to curb political dissent.
Organisation: The CDR carried out joint operations with the regular armed forces. According to the sources, the CDRs have local chapters that are active in their neighborhood and carry out their local operations.
Weapons and Training: The CDR received training in order to assist border guards during their patrols.
Size: No information.
Reason for Membership: No information.
Treatment of Civilians: During elections in 1992, the CDR was used to suppress political opposition and to intimidate the population.
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References: Check PGMD for evidence.