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11.06.2021 Politics

Election violence: We’re seeking justice for victims in Techiman South – Techiman South MP

Election violence: We’re seeking justice for victims in Techiman South – Techiman South MP
LISTEN JUN 11, 2021

Member of Parliament (MP) for the Techiman South constituency, Mr. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah says measures have been put in place to secure justice for persons who suffered brutalities in the area during the 2020 general elections.

The Techiman South legislator, who has been nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo as Deputy Minister for the Local Government Ministry, made this known when he appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Mr. Adjei-Mensah Korsah said he will do everything to ensure that the constituency is peaceful.

“What happened is one very unfortunate incident that characterized our election in Techiman South. We had engaged in a campaign devoid of tensions, acrimony and there was so much unity among the parties. The election came to a close and just at the very finish end which was the declaration point, there were some misunderstandings, and a confrontation ensued between some of my constituents and the security agencies leading to this unfortunate.”

“We have taken a number of steps to understand exactly what happened and seek justice for those who were affected so that it doesn't repeat itself again.”

In a related development, Mr. Korsah disclosed that he is building a four-bedroom house for the families of some of the victims.

He also added that he paid for the hospital bills of the other victims who were hospitalised.

“The event, as sad as it was, has brought us together. I personally on my own as the father of the constituency have taken some measure of support for the family to cushion them. One young man lost his life, the parents are sitting behind me in support of my vetting. That is the peace we want in Techiman South.”

“We have also decided as a measure of support to provide shelter for the family of one of the victims and as a result that, a four-bedroom [apartment] is being put up for them and the same is also being done for the other family. For those who got injured, some hospital bills are being paid to support them.”


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