Families of Asawase victims receive GHc250,000 each as compensation

Families of Asawase victims receive GHc250,000 each as compensation

The families of the seven persons who were killed in the Zongo community of Asawase by the police have received the GHc 250,000 each as compensation from government.

The cheques were presented on Thursday, March 7, 2019 by the Minister for Inner-Cities and Zongo Development, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mustapha Hamid said the illegal killing of the youth in the Zongo communities will stop if challenges like drug abuse and vigilantism are tackled drastically.

Families of Asawase victims receive GHc250,000 each as compensation

Bereaved families receive GHc250,000 each as compensation. Source: Facebook
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When we said we will want to come and make the presentation on this day, the elders of the Zongo community had also already established that today there will be a gathering of young people and leaders from zongo communities to talk about illicit drugs and the unfortunate phenomenon of vigilantism. I think that the two objects go hand in hand because if we succeed in rooting out drugs and vigilantism from our Zongo communities, I believe that in the future you will not anymore be talking about the illicit killing of people.

The presentations in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s promise made in January 2019 at the Zongo for Peace and Development Conference held in the Ashanti Region.

He pledged a total of GHc 1.7 million as compensation for the families and said he will ensure that justice is served.

21 police officers were found to be involved in the killings of the seven young men.

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