The opposition National Democratic National Democratic Congress(NDC) has described the report of the three-member Ejura Committee of Inquiry as a poor attempt to cover up penetrators whose action saw two death and four others injured on June 29 in the justice for Kaaka protest.
According to them, the report was full of faulty findings, flawed conclusions and deficient recommendations to shield the perpetrators of the development which they described as state-sponsored killing from being held accountable for the crime.
The NDC made the comment at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday October 5, monitored by Ghana Africa News.
Speaking on behalf of the party, the Communication’s Officer, Mr Sammy Gyamfi said the development was unacceptable as such the NDC condemns it in all uncertain terms the committee’s attempt to cover up.
“We have taken note of the findings and recommendations contained in the 55-page report of the Three (3)- Member Ministerial Committee of Inquiry which was set up to investigate the circumstances that led to the disturbances, shootings, injuries and death of some persons in Ejura in the Ashanti Region of Ghana on the 29th of June, 2021”.
“After an objective and painstaking examination of the report, we take the view that the committee’s report is a poor attempt at coverup. The report is full of faulty findings, flawed conclusions and deficient recommendations, calculated to shield from accountability the murderers of a social activist, Ibrahim Muhammed aka “Maacho Kaaka” and the perpetrators of the subsequent state-sponsored killings in Ejura by the military”, a statement presented on behalf of the party by the Communications Officer of the party, Mr Sammy Gyamfi said.
“We in the NDC condemn in no uncertain terms this shameful attempt by the Committee at cover-up and hereby unreservedly support the decision of the family of the late Kaaka to reject the committee’s report. It bears reminding the Justice George Kingsley Koomson Committee that what the family of the late Kaaka and the people of Ejura need is justice and not money. For there cannot be peace without justice. And no amount of pecuniary inducements as recommended by the Committee can replace the precious soul of Macho Kaaka. Justice, and nothing short of that, is what is needed in this case,” the party said.
They noted they were of the view the committee was only established to dissociate the murdered social activist from the #FixTheCountry campaign and not to find out what really necessitated the June 29 brutalities and that exactly was what they had achieved.
Ejura Committee Report
The government of Ghana on September 28 published the report of the Ejura Committee of Inquiry set up to probe the circumstances which led to the disturbances at Ejura on June 29.
The 55-page report has among it details, summary of the 22 witnesses who appeared before its live sittings findings, recommendations and conclusions.