Former President John Dramani Mahama says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will guarantee all compensations due victims of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence are duly compensated when voted into workplace.
At a gathering with former President John Dramani Mahama, the victims of the taking pictures incident mentioned none of them had obtained any cost from authorities.
The spokesperson for the victims, Abdul-Razak Garba bemoaned that the victims and their households are struggling because of the painful expertise.
“The victims and their families have still not been compensated for the harm caused them, despite the recommendation by the Emile Short Commission.”
He recounted how among the assaulted victims went by way of life-altering experiences with some scheduled for extra surgical procedures, some incapacitated for all times, one other struggling stroke and one particular person useless because of inner bleeding attributable to gun-shot wounds.
Mr. Garba prolonged the group’s appreciation to John Mahama for his compassion and for paying for the price of all their therapy, together with main surgical procedures.
President Mahama in his remarks prolonged his sympathies to the victims and their households. He additionally pledged to proceed to assist the members in any means that he can however burdened that it’s the responsibility of the state to compensate the victims as advisable.
Mr. Mahama expressed shock at “the level of impunity” that he mentioned, “continues to define the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia government,” including that “impunity when unchecked leads to unrestrained violence and that is why the killings of innocent Ghanaians at Ejura and Techiman happened.”
He promised that, “no matter how long it would take, the NDC would pursue every possible means to ensure that those who committed the crimes are punished and all compensations due the victims fully paid.”
”Ghana should not overlook about what occurred,” he added.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election
The NDC withdrew from the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election following a taking pictures incident on the polls.
Some masked males had been caught on digital camera beating up civilians who didn’t resist arrest. The males, absolutely armed, had been additionally seen within the firm of some law enforcement officials.
The authorities subsequently arrange a committee to probe the incident.
The Emile Short Commission of Inquiry was, amongst different issues, mandated “to make a full, faithful and impartial inquiry into the circumstances of, and establish the facts leading to the events and associated violence that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.”
The Commission took testimonies of principal witnesses within the matter together with the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George; the Commander of the National Security SWAT group, DSP Samuel Azugu; and the then NDC Parliamentary candidate, Delali Kwasi Brempong.
The Commission interviewed over 20 different witnesses and individuals of curiosity over a three-week interval.
The fee after its investigation offered its report back to the President.
The Emile Short Commission, amongst different issues advisable that victims of the violence needs to be paid compensation for the hurt they suffered.
A variety of the suggestions had been rejected by the federal government in its White Paper.