The Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, has received a-54 page report comprising findings and recommendations on the shooting incident at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
At the instruction of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, a three-member Ministerial Committee was constituted by the Minister of the Interior to undertake a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of two persons at Ejura. The Committee was chaired by Justice George Kingsley Koomson, an Appeal Court Judge and other members of the Committee were Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a Security Expert, and Ms Juliet A. Amoah, Executive Director of Penplusbytes and Ms Marie Louise Simmonds, Principal State Attorney as the Secretary to the Committee.
The terms of reference of the Committee were to conduct a Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences, at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, on Tuesday, 29th June 2021, inquire into any matter which the Committee considers incidental or reasonably related to the cause of the events and the associated deaths and injuries and submit a detailed report with recommendations for appropriate actions within 10 days, by 9th July 2021.
However, looking at the enormity of the work, the Committee, requested an extension to 16th July 2021 which was obliged by the Interior Minister.
Receiving the report, Mr Ambrose Dery said ‘I am happy today to receive the Committee’s report which was chaired by His Lordship. I am hopeful that the Committee has done a good job and will study the report and its findings and recommendations and report appropriately to His Excellency, the President of the Republic.
The Minister urged the good people of Ghana to be determined and have confidence in the government which is committed to promoting peace in the country because security issues affect all. He also assured Ghanaians that the report will be taken very seriously and at the appropriate time, the report will be made public.
He expressed his condolence to the families that lost their dear ones in the unfortunate incidents. On behalf of His Excellency, the President, the Minister thanked the Chairman and Committee members, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Service Commanders in the Ashanti Region, the Media, the Chiefs and Elders and all the good people of Ejura for cooperating with the Committee during its Public Hearings.