- The inspector general of police has been instructed by a high court judge to apprehend Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah and ensure his presence in court on April 15, 2016
- Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah has failed to appear before the court on five occasions
- He is to answer a contempt motion filed against him in the Ada Sea Defence project
A high court in Ho has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the minister for water resources, works and housing, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, for failing to appear before the court on five occasions.
The court wants Dr Agyemang-Mensah to answer a contempt motion filed against him in connection with properties destroyed in the execution of the Ada Sea Defence project.
The court, presided over by Mr Justice Patrick Baayeh, instructed the inspector general of police to apprehend the minister and ensure the latter's presence in court on April 15, 2016.
The minister had failed to appear before the court to answer the contempt charge leveled against him.
The plaintiffs in the case are Zikpuitor Fenu Benjamin Atsu and Marshall Koblah Fenu. The two citizens are arguing that the defendant had failed to take action to safeguard their land, property and amenities, as well as caused environmental destruction and degradation.
Agyemang-Mensah and two other project supervisors, Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, the minister and director of the water resources ministry, and Owusu Ansah, the director of hydrological services, were supervising the project undertaken by the International Marine & Dredging Consultants, an international hydraulic consultant.