The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has ordered former state officials in the Mahama administration to return government properties in their possession to the current administration.
Deputy General Secretary of the party, Koku Anyidoho revealed on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Monday that the party gave the instruction after handing over power to the NPP.
“We have told our people that if you know that government property in your possession, even if it is a pin, do the honourable thing and return it to them because times have changed and power have changed hands…if you live in government’s bungalow too, please vacate the residence and hand over to them,” he said.
Koku Anyidoho was commenting on the setting up of a taskforce by the Chief of Staff to help with the retrieval of government vehicles and other assets from past government officials.
The setting up of the taskforce became necessary due to the acrimony that associated with the seizing of vehicles of past government officials with the belief that they belonged to the state.
NDC National Organiser, Kofi Adams’ five vehicles are still with the government after they were seized from his house at Tema Golf City.
Koku Anyidoho further said he supports the setting up of the taskforce for the purpose.
“If there is proof that government property is in people’s possession, then it is order that the government goes for it, but if there is no document backing the claim, then it must stop,” he said.
He further warned that the taskforce should not be used a conduit to harass past government officials.
“The transition team presented inventory and if they have basis to believe that some are still with people, they should go for them…we support the establishment of the taskforce but it shouldn’t be used as a conduit for abuse of power…,” he warned.
His warning, he said stems from the fact that his saloon car which he sent to a workshop was nearly seized because of the belief that it belonged to the state.
“I sent my saloon car to the fitting workshop, someone approached and said it looked like government vehicle, they were given the documents and after examining it, they saw that it was mine…are they seizing the cars to install recording devices so they can monitor them while they go about their daily activities?,” he queried.