Short C’ssion report: Sack Bryan Acheampong – Aning

Bryan Acheampong
Bryan Acheampong

The minister of state in charge of national security at the presidency must resign or be sacked, security analyst Dr. Emmanuel Aning said Friday.

Mr. Acheampong has been indicted in a presidential commission’s report which investigated the violence at Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency after his men shot six people and injured several others.

The Emile Short Commission’s report said the Abetifi MP must take “ultimate responsibility” for the operation of the masked national security operatives at the La Bawaleshie School Polling Station late January.

“The Commission recommends that Mr. Bryan Acheampong be reprimanded for his ultimate responsibility as Minister in authorising an operation of that character and on a day of an election in a built up area,” Accra-based Starr FM quoted portions of the report.

The Committee has also recommended to the President to clarify the exact role of Mr. Acheampong.

The committee believes this will establish a clear chain of command between his role and that of the substantive minister.

“The Minister of State appointed at the Presidency to the ministry of National Security should have clearly delineated role with responsibilities indexed to that of substantive sector minister. This should establish a clear chain of command and the circumstance under which he or she can act in the absence of substantive minister,” the report said.

Reacting to the report, Dr. Aning said president Akufo-Addo ought to show his minister the exit.

“If there’s true desire to look at the Ayawaso crisis holistically, then certainly Bryan should not only be reprimanded but I think in terms of the severity of the actions of the men that he ordered to brutalise Ghanaians he should resign or he should be sacked,” Dr. Aning told Accra-based Starr FM.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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