Story: Reuben Sackey
Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the government “to pay fair and adequate compensation to all injured victims of the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence”.
Should the government fail to abide by the demand, the NDC said it “will collaborate with the affected persons and take all necessary steps to seek appropriate compensation for them.”
The demand was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the party and signed by its General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the bloody turnout of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
According to the NDC, it is “appalled by the blatant refusal of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government to implement the recommendations of the Emile Short Commission” and government’s own white paper on the matter.
“Even more bizarre and sad, is the blatant refusal of the Attorney-General, Mr. Godfred Dame to discuss the modalities for the payment of compensation to the victims, as recommended by the Emile Short Commission.”
“It is shameful to say the least, that till date, the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has not deemed it necessary to prosecute the perpetrators of the Ayawaso by-election violence.
The NDC said it stands with all victims of the violence and assured them of the party’s unflinching commitment to punish the perpetrators and seek true justice for them should the party assume the reins of government in 2025.