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Regional News Tue, 17 Feb 2004

CHRAJ orders father to pay 500,000 cedis to children

Atebubu (B/A), Feb. 17, GNA - The Atebubu District Office of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has ordered Mr Kofi Ataala of Atebubu District Assembly to pay a total of 500,000 cedis as maintenance arrears to his three children.

This followed the location of Mr Ataala whose daughter had recently petitioned to the Commission about their neglect by the father. Mr Vasco Kwadwo Nyamekye, District Director of the Commission who disclosed this to Ghana News Agency at Atebubu, said for about two years the three children did not know where their father lived.

He advised the beleaguered father to remit his children 100,000 cedis per month and also to let them to know his residence and to take care of their education.

Mr. Nyamekye said a doctor's report had indicated that Martha was suffering from an ailment and the Commission requested Mr Ataala to seek medical attention for her.

Source: GNA