Three present Akosombo dam construction report


Three witnesses on Tuesday presented to the Judgement Debt Commission in separate submission the amount of compensation payments they had received as a result of the construction of the Akosombo Dam.

Mr Justice Yaw Appau
Mr Justice Yaw Appau

However, the amounts the witnesses quoted were quite different from those in possession of the Sole Commissioner, Justice Yaw Appau.

Nana Yaw Donkor II, Abrokornor in the Keta Krachi area in the Volta Region told the Commission that the amount received by the family he represented was GH? 87,163.84, tendering in cheques as evidence of payments to the commission.

However, Justice Appau said GH?127,948.81 was on the commission?s records, implying that GH?40,784.97 difference existed between what the claimant received and the official record as submitted to the commission.

Mr Titus Koomson, a student who represented his father also informed the Commission that Monkra in keta Krachi were never resettled after the flooding and in pursuit received GH?1,351,518.61.

The figure also differed from the GH? 1,381,488.61 quoted by the Sole Commissioner and short of GH? 29,970.00

Another witness, Nana Kwaku II from the Chonke Traditional area in Dambai said the family received GH?1,118,048.45 which was again in sharp contrast with the Sole Commissioners records of GH?1,118,109.60, signifying a difference of GH? 61.15.

Nana Donkor II said part of the amount received was used to buy chairs and canopies for social activities while the rest have been set aside for land litigation between his community, Abrokornor and Nkomi traditional area.

Mr Koomson also said his community invested the compensation monies in the construction of a palace, nurses?? quarters, borehole, computer literacy site and acquire chairs and canopies for social gathering as well hiring teachers for the Junior High School in the area.

Nana Kweku II, Odikro of Chonke Traditional Area said the communities applied the compensations in instituting education fund, buying chairs and canopies as well as supporting tertiary and second cycle students.




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