Ejura disturbances: Swift implementation of c’ttees report …will prevent future occurrences — MP

Mohammed Braimah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejura/Sekyedumase in the Ashanti Region, has suggested a swift implementation of the recommendations made by the Justice Koomson Committee on the disturbances in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

He indicated that “even though the findings of the committee are not far-reaching enough, a careful implementation will prevent future occurrences”.

Reacting to the findings of the committee, Mr Mohammed urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through the Ministers of National Security and the Interior to ensure that the recommendations were swiftly implemented to prevent future occurrences.

“Even if they are not satisfied with the recommendations, I plead that they are implemented so that the people of Ejura/Sekyedumase will at least realise justice following disturbances that occurred in Ejura which led to the death of an activist and two others, hence the committee was tasked to probe the disturbances in the town and made recommendations,” he proffered.

Recently, the report of the Justice Koomson committee was presented to the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, which among other issues, recommended the dismissal of the Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu, Mohammed Salisu Bamba as well as the soldier who led the command for the ground operation on the day of the incident.

But Mr Braimah maintained that the recommended sanctions were not punitive enough and expected the committee to recommend severe sanctions against the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Mensah, who admitted to inviting soldiers to the town.

“If you look at the work of the committee, they should have even invited the military men who were on the ground, rather they invited officers in Kumasi who were not on the ground but gave evidence based on hearsay but hearsay evidence is not always factual and should have even invited the commander who was on the ground,” he postulated.

Although the report is not fully out, portions revealed recommendations for the payment of compensation to affected families and victims. –citinewsroom.com

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