In a significant step towards improving security and maintaining peace, Ghana has announced plans to commission a new Divisional Police Command in Ejura upon recommendations put forth by the esteemed Justice Koomson Committee, which was formed to investigate and address the tragic disturbances that resulted in the loss of two lives and injuries to three individuals in Ejura.
The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery is leading a government delegation to officially inaugurate a divisional police command in Ashanti Regional Town, two years after the mayhem.
The establishment of a Divisional Police Command in Ejura aims to strengthen law enforcement capabilities, improve response times, and promote community engagement. By having a dedicated police command center in the vicinity, the safety and security of residents will receive increased attention, ensuring that similar incidents can be prevented in the future with swift action.
Some residents of Ejura took to the streets in June 2021 to protest the killing of a social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed, popularly known as Kaaka.
A joint police and military team was deployed to respond to the protest, and while trying to disperse the protesters, they fired gunshots, resulting in the deaths of two people and the injuries of three others.
The government, through the Ministry of Interior, subsequently constituted a committee to investigate the disturbances, which recommended, among other things, the payment of compensation to the victims and bereaved families.
The committee also recommended the expansion of the police command and the retooling of the police service in the area to enhance security.
The establishment of the Divisional Police Command is part of efforts to strengthen security and provide more resources to the police to carry out their duties.