Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has blamed the non-payment of compensation to victims of the Ejura shooting incident on administrative processes.
This was in response to a question posed by the Ejura Sekyeredumase MP, Bawa Braimah Mohammed, who said that the victims suffer just to make ends meet.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, in response, he assured that his ministry is working tirelessly to secure compensation for the victims.
Explaining the reason for the delay, he said: “after the three-man committee set up to investigate the unfortunate incidence in Ejura had submitted their report. My 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.”
According to him, “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 then.”
He went on to say that, in response to my Ministry’s letter to the Ministry of Health, the Attorney-Office General’s Department and the Ministry of Justice have also asked the Ministry of Health to establish a Medical Board to assess the current medical conditions of the three other injured people and to state any permanent disability as a result of the shooting incident.
“Mr Speaker, I am informed the Attorney-General and the Ministry of Justice have 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 their medical receipts and they are awaiting response,” he said.
He, however, said that the families of the two deceased persons have been compensated.
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