Minister-Designate for Food and Agriculture Bryan Acheampong has told the Appointments Committee of Parliament during his vetting on Monday, February 20 that it will be unfair and injustice if he is blamed for the disturbances that characterized the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

Answering a question posed by Bawku Central Member of Parliament Mahama Ayariga relating the violence, the Abetifi Lawmaker who is also a former Minister of State at the Ministry of National Security said “Mr Ayariga, it is not fair that if you are a Minister of State at that level or a supervisor, an IGP or CDS and your men go on the field to execute an assignment and they misconduct themselves, a policeman misconducts himself in Bawku and the IGP is held liable or is reprimanded. That is not fair, even if it is true, it is just not fair.

“You can accuse him for not training his men but you can’t place individual liability on such a person, it is not fair and it is not right.

“That is the situation that I find myself in even if authorized it but in this case, it wasn’t even me, that is a clear case of injustice and that is what you should be fighting for me.”

Following the violence that occurred during the by-election on January 31, 2019, the Justice Emile Short Commission was established by President Akufo-Addo under Article 278 of the 1992 Constitution, to enquire into the events and associated violence.

The Commission further presented its report to Mr Akufo-Addo on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

The government issued its White Paper on the report and rejected most portions of it.

But the government was criticized for failing to implement key aspects of the report.

By Laud Nartey||

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