Kobina Tahir Hammond, a member of the Adansi Asokwa party, had a contempt case against him dismissed by a high court in Accra.
James Gyakye Quayson, a member of parliament from Assin North, was represented in court by attorneys who pursued the Trades and Industry Minister.
K.T. Hammond, as he is affectionately known, was accused of making remarks in a media interview that were thought to be detrimental to Quayson’s criminal case, who is accused of having dual citizenship.
On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the judge ordered that the case be dismissed because there was insufficient evidence to support a conviction.
The judge also decided that Hammond’s remarks were not meant to affect Quayson’s criminal case.
Meanwhile, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has personally donated GH160,000 to help those affected by the catastrophic water spill from the Akosombo Dam.
On Wednesday, October 17, Dr. Bawumia paid a visit to a few of the Volta Region’s affected communities in an effort to help the victims.
It was stated that Dr. Bawumia’s private donation was made to supplement the assistance the government has already provided to the victims who have been forced to relocate.
The Vice President offered his condolences and reassured the victims that the government was committed to both emergency relief and helping the affected people get back to their normal lives.
When I look into the eyes of our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers who are seated here, I see so much sadness. Their lives have been turned upside down as a result of what has happened,”Dr. Bawumia said.
“These are people who were going about their normal duties everyday to take care of themselves, but now they have to really depend on others for livelihood and I am saddened by that.