MINISTER OF Interior, Ambrose Dery, says the three victims of the Ejura shooting incident will be compensated when all administrative processes are completed.
According to him, the families of two of the deceased have already been compensated after the three-man committee set up to investigate the unfortunate incident 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 June 29, 2021, to facilitate the process of compensating the victims,” the minister told Parliament.
He was answering questions on the floor of the House during which he said the Ministry of Health subsequently requested that the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, which attended to the victims, should submit a report on the extent of injury to the victims, to inform the decision on the quantum of compensation due them.
“A follow up on my ministry’s letter to the Ministry of Health revealed that the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice has also requested the Ministry of Health to set up a medical board to assess the current medical conditions of the three other injured persons and to state any permanent disability as a consequence of the shooting incident,” he stated.
Mr. Dery said he had informed the Attorney General as the Ministry of Justice had received the medical report from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on the injured persons to determine the compensation due the victims.
“Notwithstanding, the Office of the Attorney General has requested the victims to provide it with all their medical receipts for the necessary steps to be taken,” he noted.
BY Ernest Kofi Adu, Parliament House