The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has announced the names of persons who make up the three-member committee tasked to conduct a public enquiry into the recent shootings at Ejura in the Ashanti Region which led to the death of two protesters.
Ambrose Dery mentioned the names when he visited Ejura on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
“In line with the President’s directive, I have set up a three-member Ministerial Committee to conduct a public enquiry into the unfortunate occurrences on Tuesday, June 29, 2021”.
They are Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice George Kingsley Koomson [Chairman of the committee], Security Analyst, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, and the Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Juliet Amoah.
Marie Louise Simmons, a principal State Attorney, will serve as secretary to the committee.
“These individuals are trusted members of society, and we believe that we will meet the deadline given by the President and come out with the appropriate report and recommendations,” Mr Dery said.
The Interior Minister set up the Committee following a directive given him by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to conduct a public enquiry into the Ejura disturbances. The Committee has ten days to submit its report to the government.
The President’s directive follows the death of a social activist, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Muhammed, on Monday, June 28, 2021, after he was attacked by a mob when he was returning home on his motorbike on Sunday at Ejura in the Sekyedumase District of the Ashanti Region. The nature of his death infuriated youth of the area to protest in the streets to demand justice for their fallen brother and that led to a clash between them and security personnel deployed to the area to restore calm. The clash led to two members of the protesting youth losing their lives.