The bereaved families of the victims of the Ejura alleged shootings have appealed to the Heads of Parliament to make funds available in the proposed 2022 budget statement to compensate for the unfortunate ramifications of the incidents.
According to the bereaved families, they want the Parliamentary leadership through the Minister of Defense and Interior to order the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta to include funds in allocation to compensate the families of the victims.
However, on the 12th of December 2021, a statement an emanating from the families to the Speaker of Parliament. Alban Bagbin plus a copy to the Interior Minister in parliament demand the funds be captured in the 2022 budget to mitigate the unfortunate tragedy that befallen the vim’s families which are in line with the recommendation from the committee that was established to investigate the incident.
“We the victims and the families of the victims of the unfortunate incidents that occurred in Ejura on 29 June 2021, bring this letter appealing that Parliament, through the Defence and Interior Committee requests that appropriate budgetary allocations be made to address the ramifications of the incidents that occurred in Ejura, as well as the recommendations of the Presidential Committee set up to investigate the incident”, part of the statement from the letter indicated.
The bereaved families make this recommendation to the parliament following the considering takes on the 2022 controversial budget statement and the proposed allocation to the various ministries and agencies.
The furthermore statement further indicated that they will hope that the House will consider their recommendation of allocating funds to the families to address the ramifications of the incident.
The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery on July 1, 2021, following a directive by President Akufo-Addo constituted a three-member committee to investigate the events that led to the Ejura disturbances.
The committee after three months of investigating the disturbances submitted its recommendations to the president for further actions to be taken.
Among others, the committee recommended the transfer of the District Police Commander of Ejura, DSP Philip Kojo Hammond for his incompetence in handling the issue.
The Committee also recommended that the families of the two deceased and other affected persons, be compensated.
They also recommended the removal of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Chief Executive, Mohammed Salisu Bamba.
SOURCE: Adomonline News