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The Lands Commission Wednesday told the Commission on Judgement Debt that it could not establish the identities of the beneficiaries of a GH˘340,000 compensation paid by the state in 2009.

The payment of the compensation was captured in an exhibit tendered to the commission by the Bank of Ghana.

It contained the number of beneficiaries but their names were not indicated.

The Chief Valuer at the Lands Valuation Division of the Lands Commission, Mr Justice Mawulawoe Morgan, told the Sole Commissioner at the sitting that the Lands Commission did not have any record of the names of the beneficiaries of the GH˘340,000 compensation.

He was also unable to tell the commission the reason for the payment of the compensation.

Mr Morgan, therefore, requested for time to enable the division to plead documents that related to the payment of the compensation.

Consequently, the commission adjourned the case to June 18, 2014.

Finance Ministry

The Director in charge of External Resource Mobilisation at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Kwadwo Awua-Peasah, also appeared in respect of compensation payment in the sum of GH˘15,100 to one Madam Florence Tamakloe.

He was not able to furnish the commission with enough documents that supported that payment.

Mr Awua-Peasah could not also tell the commission the reason for the payment of the compensation to Madam Tamakloe.

Wusuta resettlement

The Volta Regional Lands Officer, Mr Gershon Quamie Tsra, also appeared before the commission to answer questions regarding the Wusuta resettlement.

The issues related to persons whose lands were inundated as a result of the construction of the Volta Lake.

Mr Tsra was, however, asked a question in respect of the compensation payment of GH˘62,547 to one Stephen Amponsah through his lawyer.

He told the commission that he was not aware of that payment.

Bank of Ghana

A Deputy Chief Manager of the Bank of Ghana, Mr Seth Akuako Nyanor, appeared before the commission to answer questions relating to whether some institutions were demanding payment for services rendered to the bank and the steps the bank was taking to resolve the issues.

Mr Nyanor told the commission that the BoG was contending with only one issue that related to a worker who had sued the bank for wrongful termination of appointment.

The case, he said, was pending in court.
Source: Daily Graphic

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