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Short C’ssion Of Enquiry Presents Report To Akufo-Addo

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By Frank Amponsah

The Justice Emile Short Commission of Inquiry that probed the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence has presented its report to President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Presenting the document to the President yesterday, Chairman of the Commission Justice Emile Short who did not give details of the report was optimistic that the recommendations would be implemented.

He said the report detailed all recommendations regarding their findings.

Justice Emil Short noted that the Commission took seriousness in their code of work, mandate and time given to them to report.

He pointed out that the Commissioners shared in the importance of the issues put before them and with the abled support of the Chief of Staff, they took off and operations were made less difficult.

He averred that having delivered on their mandate on record time, and all necessary grounds covered, he hopes the President would find the recommendations useful to help shape the future.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo expressed appreciation to the members of the Commission for accepting to work for the country.

He said, the recommendations that were made in the report will be considered and put to use, to help enhance security in the country.

Recall that the Commission which was set up on February 6, 2019, started its public sittings on February 14, 2019.

It ended the public hearings on March 8, 2019.

Government formed the commission of inquiry to look into the violence recorded as part of continuous support in unravelling the truth behind the disturbances.

Some National Security Operatives allegedly fired gunshots at a polling centre at La Bawaleshie, injuring about six persons believed to be NDC supporters during the election on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

The National Democratic Congress subsequently opted out of the race claiming they took the decision to forestall further

Minority MP, Sam George claimed he was assaulted by multiple National Security personnel during the incident.

The violence that characterized the by-election has been widely condemned by civil society organisations.

Meanwhile the President said individuals found culpable would be dealt with.

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