The culpability of the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah within the navy high-handedness on unarmed demonstrators in Ejura after the grotesque homicide of social media activist Macho Kaaka was not specific for the Ejura Committee to advocate sanctions towards him, Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye, former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku has said.
He mentioned, in contrast to the safety forces concerned in participating straight with the demonstrators on the bottom in Ejura which makes their actions and inactions specific, the regional minister’s place is somewhat aloof from the motion.
Dr Okoe-Boye mentioned due to his designation because the chairperson of the Regional Safety Council (REGSEC), the Ashanti Regional Minister acted primarily based on the intelligence he acquired on the scenario at Ejura earlier than he made the decision for the navy forces.
He identified that any person who was explicitly cited by the Ejura Committee for sanctions akin to to be transferred or sacked, they said the actions and inactions of such particular person officers within the report.
Saying the Municipal Chief Govt (MCE) of Ejura, as per the report, had some “dangerous blood” between his supporters and others, he needed to be axed as a result of his steady keep at his put up may very well be a trigger for rigidity.
Dr Okoe-Boye additionally identified that the case towards the police commander, as per the Ejura Report was that of his lack of tact and incompetence in view of the scenario that ensued in Ejura.
He mentioned this in an interview with Johnnie Hughes on the New Day present on TV3, Wednesday, September 29.
Dr Okoe-Boye was reacting on the again of the discharge of the Ejura Committee Report and the backlash that it has acquired from all quarters of the nation, notable is the criticism of Prof. Kwesi Aning, Director, College of Educational Affairs and Analysis on the Kofi Annan Worldwide Peacekeeping Heart (KAIPC), saying he faults the Report for not recommending any sanction towards Simon Osei-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister and the chairperson of the Regional Safety Council (REGSEC).
“In the event you take a look at these on the bottom, just like the police commander, with him there’s a direct relationship with the scenario. The Regional Minister, the REGSEC permits him to try to coordinate and liaise. In his case, to be trustworthy culpability shouldn’t be that specific or simple as a result of he sits at a spot the place when he will get he liaises. The last word obligations of the area falls on the top of the regional minister, so I’m saying that when he bought the calls, what if he had determined to shelve the calls?”, he identified.
By Barima Kwabena Yeboah|3news.com|Ghana