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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has sworn in the three-member committee set to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony at the Jubilee House on Friday, Dr Bawumia said no one can "question the integrity of the people here constituting the Commission". 

According to him, "all the necessary logistic arrangement will be provided to ensure that your work proceeds impartially.”

He said: “As you’re all aware, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo decided that in the public interest, this Commission of Inquiry be established so that they will undertake a true, faithful and impartial enquiry into the incident that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. In doing this, the President had to look for people with impeccable integrity and this is the reason the membership of the Commission is as it is" he added. 

Meanwhile, the commission has a month to present its report. 

Government on Thursday set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence which occurred during the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on January 31, 2019.

The three-member commission has Mr Justice Emile Short as Chairman, with Professor Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong as members.

A statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, indicated that "Mr. Ernest Kofi Abotsi, former Dean of the Faculty of Law of GIMPA and private legal practitioner, has been appointed as Secretary to the Commission".

Terms of reference

They include:

- To make a full, faithful and impartial enquiry into the circumstances of, and establish the facts leading to, the events and associated violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election;

- to identify any person responsible for or who has been involved in the events, the associated violence and injuries;

- to enquire into any matter which it considers incidental or reasonably related to the causes of the events and the associated violence and injuries;

- to submit within one month its report to the President, giving reasons for its findings and recommendations, including appropriate sanctions, if any.
Source: Peacefmonline.com

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