July 8, 2022

Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has indicated that the three victims shot at the Ejura shooting incident would be compensated when an administrative process is completed, and added that families of the two (2) deceased have been compensated.

According to him he is informed that the Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice has received the medical report from the Komfo Anokye Hospital on the injured persons to determine the parameters due the victims.

 Notwithstanding, the Office of the Attorney General has requested the victims to provide them with all the, medical receipt and which they are awaiting response.

In addition the AG’s office has requested the Health Ministry to set up a Medical Board to assess the current medical conditions of three injured persons and to state any permanent disability as consequence of the shooting incident.

This came to light on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 when the Member of Parliament for Ejura-Sekyedumase Muhammad Bawah Braimah wanted to know when compensation would be paid to the victims of the shooting incident including families of the two deceased persons.

He further told the House after the three-man committee set up to investigate the unfortunate incidence in Ejura had submitted their report, his  Ministry wrote to the Ministry of Health informing them of the three persons that sustained various degrees of injury during the Ejura disturbances on 29th June, 2021 to facilitate the process of compensating the victims.

 The Ministry of Health subsequently requested that the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital which attended to the victims submits a report on the extent of injury to the victims to inform the decision on the quantum of compensation due them.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/