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General News of Saturday, 13 April 2019

Source: starrfm.com.gh

AWW report: You can’t stampede Akufo-Addo to act – Eugene Arhin

The Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin has served notice President Akufo-Addo will not be stampeded into taking decisions on the recommendations of the Emile Short commission which probed the Ayawaso electoral violence.

It comes after civil society groups called for the President to issue a white paper on the report after media platforms under the EIB network started publishing the recommendations after intercepting it.

The report among other strong recommendations urged the President to reprimand the minister of state at the Presidency in charge of national security to also disband the SWAT team of the national security.

“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,” the report said.

Speaking to Starr News, Mr. Arhin said the President is still studying the report and will act at within the time granted by the constitution.

“The President has not issued a white paper on the recommendations of the Short commission which was submitted about a month ago. The President is still studying the report

“As I said the there are two options the constitution give the president anytime a report of such nature is brought to him. Either he publishes the report and alongside a white paper or if he decides not to publish the report, he puts out a statement on why the report is not to be published and the constitutions gives him six months to do so.



“The President will not be stampeded into making any decisions now, he has to satisfy himself first, and the decisions he wants to take and once,” he said that decisions is taking we will let Ghanaians know what that decisions is,” he said.