Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George

Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam Gyata George, wants the Ashanti Regional Minister to be sacked from office following the Ejura disturbance that led to the death of two residents.

He says the Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, should have been strategic enough in his deployment of the military to the scene by ensuring that proper procedures were followed.

According to Sam George, the Ashanti Regional Minister must pay a price for the lives that were lost that day by resigning from post.

“He clearly has no business being in office. As a leader, you must be strategic in your decision-making. What are the terms of reference that you [he] gave to the soldiers who were going? Did [he] decide to escalate the police presence first? Because there is a procedure for deployment of security services.”

In an interview on Prime Morning on Thursday, he said “the military is not a crowd control mechanism organization; the military is trained to shoot, to kill. The police is trained to contain and maintain order within a chaotic situation.”

He believes the Justice Koomson-led Committee should have recommended the removal of the Minister.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a press conference earlier in the week stated that the deployment of the military was improper.

“It is equally reprehensible and unacceptable that the Committee did not recommend any sanctions for the political and top military actors who deployed these soldiers in the first place. This is because of the Committee’s own finding that the deployment of soldiers to Ejura was premature and needless.

“If this does not speak to certain grand collusion to cover up the heinous crimes of these actual masterminds of the unjustified Ejura killings, then we don’t know what else does,” the NDC said.

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