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Ejura Committee Report: Recommendations

The Ministerial Committee that investigated the circumstances that led to the recent deaths in Ejura in the Ashanti has released it Report.

Below are recommendations from the Committee:

1. Committee recommends adequate Compensation for the families of the two deceased persons, namely, Abdul Nasir  Yusif and  MurtalaSuraj Mohammed.  Adequate compensation must also be paid to other injured persons, namely Louis Ayikpa(20years), Awal Misbau(16 years), and Nasif Nuhu(30years). These are the names known to the Committee.

2. The Committee recommends the immediate transfer of the District Police Commander of Ejura, DSP    Philip Kojo Hammond, first for his incompetence in handling the situation and for the fact that his relationship with the community seems to have been damaged beyond repair.

3. We further recommend the structural expansion of the Ejura Police Station and an increase in personnel.

4. We recommend the removal of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Mohammed Salisu  Bamba since his continuous presence as  MCE  would exacerbate the already tense security situation in Ejura.

5. It is further recommended that the Military Establishment review the actions of the  Section on the ground, led by Lieutenant Martin Opoku Adusei, for the inappropriate use of force, and apply appropriate sanctions.

6. We further recommend the training of REGSEC, MUSEC and DISEC officials in the Ashanti Region in Conflict and Crises Management at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College at least once every year.

7. We recommend the development of a joint Standard Operative Procedure (SOP) for Military/Police operations, including roles for indispensable allied agencies like the National Investigations Bureau, NADMO, Ghana National Fire Service, National Ambulance Service, etc.

8. We further recommend that the NCCE should intensify its Public education about the rights, obligations, and civic responsibilities of the people of Ejura.

9. It is further recommended that all crowd /riot/crises control units be made to wear bodycams and all vehicles and mobile gadgets employed must also have cameras.

10. We recommend the establishment of Sports and other Recreational Facilities in Ejura under the Zongo Development Fund, to re-channel the energies of the youth.

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