Sack Ejura MCE and punish soldier who led operation - Ejura committee

The three-member Ministerial Committee tasked to probe the killings in Ejura in the Ashanti region has recommended the removal of the MCE and commander .

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The Committee, which was chaired by Justice George Kingsley Koomson was tasked to audit the circumstances that led to the shooting of two people by the military.

The Committee presenting the report to the Minister of Interior on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, recommended that the military officer who led the soldiers on the ground that day should also be sanctioned adding that the District Police Commander for Ejura-Sekyedumase, DSP Philip Hammond should be transferred.

The police infrastructure and the expansion of the police force in Ejura should be upgraded, the creation of community centres under the Zongo Development Fund, the committee recommended.

The Committee took testimonies from 22 witnesses including journalists, police and military officers as well as political appointees in the jurisdiction of the incident and family members of some victims.

I love the recommendations of the committee. But the question is, will they do it? Nana Addo is known not to have punished any appointee under his government since he became the president. Will the sacking of the MCE be the first? Let’s watch and see.