Ejura shooting Incident: Victims yet to be compensated- Interior Minister
The Minister of Interior Ambrose has told parliament that the three persons who sustained various degrees of injuries during the Ejura violent clash with the military on the 29th of June, 2021 yet to be compensated.
He was responding to a parliamentary question filed by Hon. Muhammad Bawah Braimah MP for Ejura- Sekyedumase, who sought to know when the state would pay compensation to the victims of the Ejura shooting incident, including the families of two deceased.
The minister indicated that to facilitate the process of compensating the victims, the office of the Attorney-General has requested that the victims should provide all medical receipts to pave way for the compensation.
“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 added 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.
Meanwhile, the families of the two deceased persons have been compensated, he concluded