A civil society organization called the Dagbon Consultative Congress (DCC) has challenged government to implement the Wuaku Commission report.
Former President Kuffour issued a white paper on the Wuaku Commission and it is supposed to be used as a blue print to solving the Dagbon crisis.
Government seems to be reluctant on its implementation, hence the Dagbon Consultative Congress’ call for its fullest implementation.
President of the Dagbon Consultative Forum, Sheikh Sulemana Mahama Sibidow in an interview with Citi News said the government had no excuse in delaying the implementation of the report.
“We are serving notice to government to honour its obligation with regard to the findings and recommendations of the Wuaku Commission if indeed it is committed to resolving the Dagbon crisis permanently.”
Sheikh Sibidow indicated his outfit’s preparedness to proceed to court to compel government to fast track its implementation.
It will be recalled that on 25th April, 2002, His Excellency President John Agyekum Kuffuor by Constitutional Instrument, 2002 (C.I.36), appointed this Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Justice I.N.K. Wuaku to investigate the Yendi disturbances of 25th to 27th March, 2002, identify the perpetrators and make appropriate recommendations to the President.
The Commission relied on public testimonies of witnesses, memoranda, on site visits to the scene of events at Yendi and the burial ground briefings (in camera) by the Security Agencies (i.e. the BNI and the Police) as well as evidence in camera, to inform its work and arrive at the findings and recommendations contained in this Report.
Evidence was also taken from relevant personnel of the Military, the Police, the Volta River Authority (VRA) and Ghana Telecom in Yendi and Tamale, who were on duty at the time of the conflict.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana