Ejura report: Guard against intemperate language, says Peace Council

The chair of the National Peace Council (NPC), Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, says the public must be circumspect with their comments on the report

The chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, has charged Ghanaians to be cautious in their choice of words following the release of the report of the committee which investigated the Ejura disturbances.

The civil unrest in Ejura erupted when a social activist, Ibrahim Mohammed “Kaaka”, 45, was attacked by unknown people on 27 June.

He died on Monday (28 June) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, where he was receiving treatment. Security personnel then fired into an angry crowd of young protesters in the town after the funeral of “Kaaka” on 29 June, killing Abdul Nasiw and Muntala Mohammed.

Since the report was made public, many people including the family have accused the committee of not doing a thorough work.

Speaking to Asaase News, Dr Adu-Gyamfi urged the public to be circumspect with their comments on the report.

“We’ve heard a few complaints here and there. My first thought is that the Ghanaian public must be patient enough and take time to analyse what has been put out. First, we’re dealing with the deaths of people and the family that is grieving,” the Peace Council chair told Asaase Radio’s Beatrice Adu.

He added: “People have to be very circumspect in what they say because people are grieving. It’s not an ordinary report. If people are not happy about what is in the report there has to be grievance resolving procedures.”

Meanwhile, the committee in its report recommended the establishment of recreational facilities that will help the youth re-channel their energies. Speaking to Asaase News, a development expert William Addo said the government must engage the locals on the way forward in this regard.

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