The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejura in the Ashanti Region, Mohammed Bamba has been asked to leave his post and hand it over to the Ashanti Regional Minister with immediate effect, pending the appointment of a new MCE.
The decision to remove the MCE was part of measures to calm tensions and avoid further escalations following the killing of protestors by security forces on Monday.
The dismissal of Mr Bamba coincides with the arrival of the Vice President of Ghana, Dr Bawumia, National Chief Imam Shiek Osman Nuhu Sharabutu and the National Security Minister, Hon Kan Dapaah at Ejura
The two leaders are expected to meet the bereaved families and also engage the youth and opinion leaders of the community as part of efforts to restore calm.
The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery yesterday, announced the names of persons who make up the three-member committee tasked to conduct a public enquiry into the disturbances recorded at Ejura in the Ashanti Region which led to the death of a social media activist and two protesters.
Ambrose Dery announced the names when he visited Ejura on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
“In line with the President’s directive, I have set up a three-member ministerial committee to conduct a public enquiry into the unfortunate occurrences on Tuesday, June 29, 2021”.
They are Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice George Kingsley Koomson [Chairman of the committee], Security Analyst, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso and the Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Juliet Amoah.
Marie Louise Simmons, a principal State Attorney, will serve as secretary to the committee.
“These individuals are trusted members of society, and we believe that we will meet the deadline given by the President and come out with the appropriate report and recommendations,” Mr Dery said.
The Interior Minister said this following a directive given him by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to conduct a public enquiry into the Ejura disturbances
The Committee has ten days to submit its report to the government