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"I'm Not Trained" - Ejura MCE confesses To Committee

The sitting of the Ejura Committee is gradually bringing out some very interesting revelations concerning the recent disturbances that engulfed the community.

Some of the interesting revelations include how the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah had to call for the army to intervene in the demonstration by the youth when he was not present in the Region to have been able to have a full grasp of everything that happened before going ahead to send the army.

Another one includes how the military alleged that the shooting started from the demonstrating youth and the fact that the soldier who was seen kneeling to shoot never, in actual fact, shot the gun at the crowd.

The three-member Ministerial committee is tasked to conduct a public inquiry into the disturbances that led to two persons, following a clash between youth and security personnel. It is chaired by Justice George Kingsley Koomson, a Justice of the Court of Appeal.

The other members include Ms. Juliet Amoah, the Executive Director of Penplusbytes – a governance NGO in the promotion of new media, and Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a Security Expert.

Their goal is simple; to investigate the incident and make recommendations to prevent a recurrence of such incident anywhere else.

Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu - the embattled community in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Salifu Bamba, who took his turn at the committee sitting today, has boldly confessed that he has no training in conflict resolution and conflict management as a Municipal Chief Executive.

The MCE who took his turn at the ongoing public hearings responded no to the question of whether he has any knowledge of security control. He was once again asked whether he has any knowledge about conflict resolution, to which he again answered no.

This has made some Ghanaians questioning his ability to understand how to handle conflict issues to be able to have effectively handled the disturbances in Ejura.

With this, do you think it is necessary for any potential Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to have knowledge in security control and conflict resolution? Share your thoughts with Fontomfrom News.


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