General News of Tuesday, 7 February 2017
The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that the Chief of Staff literally and clearly legitimised the action of NPP’s invisible forces to seize the properties of Ghanaian citizens.
According to him, the groups constituting the seizure task force are the same bodies and individuals who are going about harassing citizens and taking away their properties under the guise of retrieving stolen state property.
He questioned why the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Opare failed to work with the inventory of state property presented to her by the former government and is only relying on hooligans who are going about flouting laws with impunity just because their party is in government.
“As a new government you have an inventory of who was in possession of what. You don’t go about harassing people in the name of retrieving state-owned vehicles that is lawlessness and I thing she has just enforced the same persons on the car seizure.
“You go to write a letter to create the impression that you’re now going to justify the wrong things that have happened. They must come out to say that what has been going on is wrong, if they want to set up whatever taskforce to go and retrieve government property there are conditions under which they should do so.
“We should know that yes indeed there’s a missing government property, this is the description and this is how we are going to go about it. And then if anybody is going about it, then that person is clearly identified…when those things are collected we know where they should be sent and put to what use,” he claimed on Kumasi-based Abusua Fm.”
General Mosquito as affectionately called, said the claim by the National Security Minister Mr Albert Kan Dapaah that he is unaware of the seizures is just a face-saving posture faulting him for engineering what he described as hooliganism.