The National Peace Council has broken its silence on the recent happenings at Ejura in the Ashanti Region that led to the death of two protestors on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
In a statement to add its voice to the ongoing discussions about the incident, the Peace body said it received the news in the midst of a “National Stakeholders Dialogue to chart a path to consolidate the gains the country has made beyond the 2020 elections”.
It expressed “grave concern that three Ghanaians have lost their lives in this violent incident”. Calling it unfortunate, the Council condemned the incident and called on relevant agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter without delay.
Also, the Council said it has taken notice of the President’s directives to the Interior Minister to set up a Committee of Public Inquiry in order to find out what caused the incident and find solutions going forward. It thus urged the said Committee to discharge its duties with diligence and work within the terms of references.
The Council also through the statement expressed its deepest condolences to the bereaved families and encourage all in the community to keep calm and support the investigation. It also advised the media and all who make statements about the incident to be measured in their utterances to avoid further skirmishes.