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29-May-2014  
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The Judgment Debt Commission on Wednesday promised to dig deep into payment of compensations made by the state to some unidentified beneficiaries.

This was after it emerged at the Commissions sitting that some people received compensation from the state to the tune of GH₵340,000 but their names could not be traced.

Speaking to the issue as to why monies could be paid to unidentified people, Mr Justice Mawulawor Morgan, Chief Valuer at the Land Valuation Division, pleaded with the Commission to give him some time in order to furnish it with the details.

The request was granted and the case was adjourned to June 18 to enable him provide names of those who received the compensation.

Also appearing before the Commission was Mr Seth Akuoko Nyanor, a Deputy Chief Manager at the Bank of Ghana, over whether there were claims of non-payment made by individuals or institutions against the Bank for services rendered.

He said the Bank had no record of such claims but only had an issue related to a worker who accused it of wrongful dismissal.

The case, he said, is still pending at the court.

Mr Kojo Awuah-Peasah, the External Resource Mobilisation Officer of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, also appeared before the Commission over payment made to Florence Tamakloe, a former Police Officer.

He said even though such payment was made to the beneficiary based on a court ruling, other supporting documents were not readily available.

The Judgement Debt Commission has, therefore, promised to summon officials of the Attorney Generals office to furnish it with further and better particulars over that payment.

Mr Awuah-Peasah also submitted documents related to payment made to one Nana Kwame Bediako.

The Sole Commissioner confirmed that the Ministry of Roads and Highways had previously submitted documents pertaining to the same issue and had clarified it satisfactorily.

Mr Gershon Quamie Kyera, Regional Lands Officer of the Lands Commission in Ho, also appeared in the matter involving the Wusuta Area Resettlement Compensation Payment which led to the construction of the Akosombo Dam.

He also presented records attesting to the fact that one Stephen Amponsah was paid over GH₵ 60,000 on his behalf by his lawyers but there was conflicting records regarding the amount paid.
 
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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