A security analyst, Adam Bonaa is calling on government to implement the recommendations that would be provided by the committee on the ongoing Ejura Public Inquiry.
According to him, this will bring some closure to Ghanaians and instil confidence in the safety and security of the country in the wake of the numerous violent acts recorded against citizens at the hands of security operatives.
“I have expectations that the committee’s recommendations will and should be implemented that is the only way probably we can have some closure to at least one of the many chaotic situations that we find ourselves that led to innocent people dying in the hands of those we buy guns, bullets, uniform expecting them to protect us,” he said.
Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, he stated that he does not expect any security personnel deployed to Ejura to be punished.
He further called for the withdrawal of military officers from all civilian populated areas.
He advised that instead of deploying the military, the police officers should be capacitated and allowed to perform police functions since it will enable them to work effectively.
This, Mr Bonaa said, will bring an end to the needless death of citizens in the country.
His comment comes at the back of President Akufo-Addo directive that the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery institutes a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of 2 residents at Ejura during a protest by the youth.
The three-member committee commenced public hearings on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel George has expressed his lack of confidence level in governments’ ability to accept the Committee’s report on Ejura killing when it is eventually produced.
This, according to the MP, is because of the government’s failure to implement previous reports from public inquiries that have been set up to probe into issues of security agents going haywire.
He said the public inquiries recommendations provided by such inquiries were never implemented.
“The inquiry recommended the prosecution of the officers who shot and killed the Asawase 7. Government went with money to give the family members and says to us, the Interior Minister that government cannot prosecute the policemen because none of the policemen is willing to tell government who shot,” he stated.
He also cited Ayawaso West Wuogon incident where a Presidential Commission of Inquiry had most of its recommendation shelved.
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