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Peacekeepers misconduct report will be made available to public – Ambrose Dery

By Wendy Amarteifio
Peacekeepers’ misconduct report will be made available to public – Ambrose Dery

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has guaranteed Parliament the findings of investigations into the conduct of 46 Ghanaian Police peacekeepers repatriated from South Sudan for sexual misconduct will be made public when completed.

According to the minister, a United Nations’ (UN) independent body is investigating the issue together with a team of investigators from the police service.

The policemen, who were fired and brought back in February on administrative grounds, have been re-integrated into the service as the Ministry awaits the outcome of the investigation.

Ambrose Dery, responding to questions on the floor of Parliament said the investigative report will be ready by the end of this year.

“It is a work in progress until it is completed; we will make it available to the citizens of Ghana. The investigations will tell us who is responsible and if we find any culpable, they will go through due process, and appropriate sanctions taken, but for now, they remain personnel of the Ghana Police,” the Minister explicated.

“Since then, I have had engagement with the police and have reiterated the commitment of the police service, and the government and in consonance of the Ghanaian standard that they do hold Ghana’s flag high outside.”

The investigation into the conduct of the officers began after reports emerged that they were having transactional sex with women living in one of the protection camps with gifts or favours given in exchange for the encounters.

Fourteen out of the forty-six police personnel who were deported from South Sudan for alleged sexual misconduct were initially interdicted by the Ghana Police Service.

The 14 interdicted police officers were:

.Desupol/Mr. Henry Ntikura Agyemang

.Sgt Richard Boahen Amponsah

.CPL. Degraft Osei Nyantakyi

.CPL. K. Dodzi Homey

.CPL. Kennedy Agyei

.CPL. Imoro Dandzumah

.CPL. Isaac Frimpong

.L/CPL Bismark Eyram Dunyo

.L/CPL Douglas Ofori

.L/CPL David Asinyo

.L/CPL Ibrahim Issaku Musah

.L.CPL Kingsley Etse Lotsu

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