The acting national chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration Freddie Blay has stated that some of the party supporters beseeching state installations are acting as volunteers and not there to vandalize properties.
Security services have had a hard time in the past two days controlling persons claiming ownership to state properties because their party has assumed the reins of government.
Offices of the National Health Insurance Authority, the Youth Employment Authority, the passport office, the Ghana ports and harbours authority, some toll booths and state owned estates across the country have had their share of the lawless invasions.
But speaking on the Starr Midday News on Tuesday, Mr Blay explained that most of the rampaging party supporters are volunteers who are there to protect the state assets from vandalism, pilfering and looting.
“In some cases, members have volunteered to check pilfering and vandalism by way of people who were either employees or manning various organisations who for one reason or the other have decided to abandon post and left those set ups to the mercy of the weather. So the people are saying that lets ensure that some of these things are checked,” he explained.
When pushed further by the host Kwaku Obeng Adjei whether he will condemn the acts, he insisted “Vandalism in all forms will be condemned but be sure what you are doing because what you are describing in some cases are not really vandalism on our part but efforts and moves to check vandalism or looting or pilfering of state assets and state property and so forth and people have volunteered to do so,” he said.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Ivan Korshie Heathcote – Fumador