The Interior Minister, Hon. Ambrose Derry in the company of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah, members of the Ashanti Regional Security Council and the Director for CID of the Ghana Police Service on Thursday, 1st July, 2021 paid a visit to Ejura to interact with the Chiefs and the affected families of the happenings in the Ejura community. They were received by the Omanhene of the Ejura Traditional Council Barima Osei Hwedie II, whose Palace was the team’s first point of call.
In a brief address by the Interior Minister at a durbar organized for the occasion, he expressed the President’s unhappiness on the happenings of Tuesday, 29th June, 2021 that led to the loss of two lives and injuries to others. The Minister also conveyed the President’s condolences to the bereaved families and the entire Ejura community and assured the people of Justice.
The Minister bemoaned how the lively Ejura he met on 11th May 2021 during the commissioning of the Ejura Prisons Camp had suddenly become a town of despair and moaning where the healthy and peaceful relationship between the Security Service and the people had gone missing.
He assured the Chiefs and people of the President’s resolve to restore peace and order and the protection all fundamental human rights of the people, “including the right to demonstrate”, for which reason the President had tasked him to conduct a public enquiry and submit a report within ten (10) days on the unfortunate occurrences.
The Minister also announced the formation of a 3-member Ministerial Committee to conduct a public inquiry into the occurrences of 29th June, 2021. Membership of the committee was:
Justice George Kingsley Koomson (Appeals Court Judge) Chairman
Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso (Security Expert) Member
Juliet Amoah (Executive Dir. of Penplusbytes) Member