The Minority Group in Ghana’s Parliament has rejected a directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for a Ministerial probe to be instituted into the shooting incident at Ejura-Sekyedumase in the Ashanti region which led to the untimely death of two people.
The Minority group led by its leader, Haruna Iddrisu, is of the view that an Interior Ministry led Committee of Inquiry would amount to the Ministry investigating itself since the police falls under that Ministry.
He is rather demanding a Commission of Inquiry into the matter for a welcomed recommendation by the commission in this incident where three people have so far lost their lives and several other people injured.
“The President’s instruction is for a Ministerial Commission of enquiry. We reject it. That is not good enough. We want a Commission of Inquiry within the meaning of Article 278 of the 1992 Constitution. The President must appoint a sole commissioner or two or more persons to support a commissioner just like the Emil Short Commission on Ayawaso West Wuogon,” he demanded.
A Military contingent deployed into the town on Tuesday, June 30, 2021 to control a crowd of youth protestors demanding justice for their murdered colleague, allegedly shot live bullets into them, killing two people instantly and injuring many others who have since been hospitalized.
The youth of the town reportedly went on rampage after laying to rest the remains of their murdered colleague, Mohammed Ibrahim (alias KAKA) who was allegedly killed by some persons believed to be among the entourage of the District Chief Executive of the town.
According to the Minority Leader, personnel being recruited into the security services under the Akufo Addo led Government, are party apparatchiks and political vigilantes who have been poorly trained and without any capacity to control a crowd, let alone handle weapons.
He therefore laid the blame at the door step of the President for reducing the country to a police state with very little room for dissenting views with respect to the fundamental human rights and freedom of the people. Watch video of Minority press conference here. (https://fb.watch/6uU99QmYsE/)
Source: Clement Akoloh||parliamentnews360.com