Govt finally compensates victims of Ejura shooting
The three inter-ministerial fact-finding team that looked into the infamous shooting incident at Ejura in the Ashanti Region offered suggestions, which the Interior Ministry has put into practice.
On February 15, 2023, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, the Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior, presented Gh 1,218,897 in compensation to three victims who had survived being hit by stray bullets during the incident.
The three victims, Awal Mesbawu, 17, received Gh¢ 678,519.00, Louis Ayikpa, 22, got Gh¢ 347, 953.00, and Nazif Nuhu,31, was also handed an amount of Gh¢ 192,425.00.
The presentation was in fulfilment of the recommendations by the three-member ministerial committee that investigated the disturbances at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
Presenting the monies at a short event held at Ejura Palace on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the Chief Director at the Ministry of Interior, Adelaide Annor-Kumi, who represented her boss Ambrose Dery, the interior minister said the three victims were compensated according to the degree of damage caused to them.
She admonished youth in Ejura Sekyere Odumasi municipality and its environs to eschew violent activities that could endanger their lives.
Chief of Ejura Traditional Area Barima Osei Hwedie II commended the government for the swift intervention.
He hailed President Akuffo Addo, the vice president, and Dr Mahamadu Bawumia for prioritizing the welfare of Ejura.
The spokesperson of the Chief Imam Sheikh Arimiyaw Shaibu also called on the youth in the area to obey simple commands of their parents and persons in higher authority in the area.