The government has presented a cheque of GHC1.4 million to compensate the families of four whom their relatives were shot and killed dead by police officers at Foase in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.
Each family received a cheque of GHS250,000.
They include Kwaku Seth, 24; Kojo Ofori, 47; Prince Boateng, 29; and Douglas Addai, 35.
They have since been buried.
A fact-finding committee was set up by the government to investigate the melee where recommendations were made for implementation.
A seven-member committee led by the Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Kwesi Adjei Boateng was later set up by the government to implement the fact-finding committee’s recommendations.
Mr Adjei Boateng speaking during the presentation of cheques urged the families of the four deceased persons to make judicious use of the compensation package, especially for the wellbeing of the children left behind.
Speaking to TVNEWSGH.COM, Mr. Bernard Odei Boakye a family member of one of the deceased persons was grateful to the government at least recognising the families efforts.
He promised to make use of the money for its intended purpose that is to cater for the children left behind.