The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has ordered the Interior Minister to commence an inquiry into the killing of two protesters by police and military personnel in Ejura.
He expects a completed report and recommended actions by 9th July 2021.
Ghanaians have been clamouring for a response from the Presidency since the murder of fix the country activist Mohammed Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’.
His death sparked protests in Ejura Sekyeredumase which turned violent when the police opened fire on protesters.
Two people died in the shooting.
That finally sparked a reaction from the Presideny to release a statement.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has instructed the Minister of the Interior, Hon Ambrose Dery, MP, to conduct, forthwith, a Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences of Tuesday, 29th June 2021,” the statement read, in part.
“The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the Inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action, within ten days, ie, by 9th July 2021, to President Akufo-Addo,”– it added.
The President also expressed his condolences to the families of those killed.
“The President is deeply saddened by the deaths of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias ‘Kaaka’, Abdul Nasir Yusuf and Murtala Mohammed.
He extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,”