The Director of Communications at the Jubilee House has revealed that the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has presented to the Presidency the report put together by the Committee of Inquiry into the shootings in Ejura.

According to Eugene Arhin, the 55-page document has been received and studied by President Akufo-Addo.

“The details of the report, including the findings, recommendations, and everything made by the Committee, will be put out for the Ghanaian people to know of its content,” he said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

This disclosure follows the dissatisfaction expressed by a section of Ghanaians about the delay in publishing the findings of the Justice Koomson Committee on the matter.

Two weeks ago, the Vice President of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, wondered what else could be so important to have engaged the government’s attention to the extent that the report seems to have been shelved.

In his view, the delay in releasing the three-member committee report only fuels suspicion that government is attempting to hide something damning.

“Facts are not things that you are going to have to massage or whatever. It is the conclusion you arrive at and the kind of decision you make about things you want to change [reforms]. So leaving those facts sitting down, we don’t know what will change about it.

“If it is you not making your decision or your inability to conclude on what reforms that you necessarily have to do, then we also wonder why,” he said on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on August 25.

The murder of social activist, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed, sparked widespread agitations and protests, leading to the killing of two more people during a confrontation with a joint police and military team amid the firing of gunshots on Tuesday, June 29.

Subsequently, a three-member committee was set up after President Akufo-Addo gave the Interior Minister 10 days to provide a detailed report of inquiry into the matter.

After weeks of hearing accounts from witnesses, the committee led by Justice George Kingsley Koomson presented its report to the Interior Minister on Tuesday, July 27.

However, six weeks on, not much has been heard about the state of the report or the way forward.

In the meantime, Mr Arhin has pledged that the government will make the report public at the appropriate time.



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