Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel George has expressed the lack of confidence level in governments’ ability to accept the Committee’s report on the Ejura killing.

Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, he said although the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have no problem with the setting up of the public inquiry, they, however, have no faith in “governments’ ability and willingness to be able to see through the recommendations of the committee.”

This, according to the MP, is because of the government’s failure to fully implement recommendations by previous public inquiries.

“In Asawase, seven young men were shot and killed in broad daylight by police officers, they were called armed robbers, when that was challenged, what government did was to set up an inquiry.

“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 the Ayawaso West Wuogon incident where a Presidential Commission of Inquiry as being another committee that had many of its recommendations “thrown away” by the President in his White Paper.

“Justice Emile Short, head of CHRAG, Extensive public service experience, Mr Patrick I.K Acheampong, IGP under president Kufuor, Professor Henrietta Mensa Bonsu, one of the finest criminal jurisprudence lawyers in this country promoted by Akufo-Addo to be a Supreme Court Judge sat and carried investigations into Ayawaso West Wuogon, did a detailed report.

“What did President Akufo-Addo say? He’s thrown the report away. He said they don’t understand English so the term of reference they didn’t know what it was about,” he said.

He added that “if the recommendations from the Emile Short commission report were implemented, the killing in Techiman South would not have happened, Ejura will not have happened, Wa would not have happened because in there systemic reforms in how the chain of command for the deployment of security personnel from National Security, National Army and the police should be done.”

The NDC on Tuesday morning embarked on its ‘March for Justice’ demonstration starting from the Accra Mall.

The protest led by the NDC youth wing also had the backing of the Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voters Register (IPRAN), a group made up of six other political parties who have expressed their support for the cause.

The rank and file of the party including General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia; Deputy General Secretary, Peter Otukunor, and some NDC MPs also participated.