General News of Saturday, 15 July 2017
The former National Youth Authority (NYA) boss Ras Mubarak has confessed fixing a tracking device on his official vehicle and a secret camera in his office but did not brief his successor about it.
According to the current CEO of NYA Emmanuel Asigiri, the tracking device was detected when he sent his official vehicle for general servicing.
The latest revelation of bugging of a public office at NYA follows a former Lands and Natural Resources Minister Inusah Fuseini’s admission that he installed a spy camera in his office without informing his two successors.
“It is not only Inusah Fuseini who did this type of thing. I have suffered the same personally. My official SUV had a tracking in it and nobody in the authority knew until it created a problem for the vehicle.
“The vehicle won’t start. We tried all the things we needed to do, the vehicle won’t start. We brought experts from Toyota Ghana, they tried everything the vehicle won’t start,” Asigiri disclosed on Accra-based Joy FM, Saturday.
He noted the gadget was detected later by the dealers.
Mr. Mubarak, who is the MP for Kumbungu, owned up to fixing the devices, but assured Mr. Asigiri of his privacy.
“I had a tracking device in my official vehicle. I also had a security camera in my office.
“I had directed that the tracking device, which was [put in the vehicle] ostensibly for security measures was deactivated, but I haven’t been able to follow through because I had handed over,” he said.
“I had directed my driver to ensure that [the tracking device] was removed from the car… I can assure listeners and the acting Chief Executive of the NYA that he will be the last person whose movement I would like to monitor. There are too many bigger fishes in the NPP to want to track than somebody at the NYA,” Mr. Mubarak stated.