NPP Government We will continue to retrieve all state assets - Eugene Arhin

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) criticized the move, saying it is a cover up for state-sponsored thuggery after some men allegedly seized some cars from their National Organiser, Mr. Kofi Adams private residence

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The Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, has defended government’s decision to set up a committee to retrieve state assets suspected to be in the possession of some individuals, calling it lawful.

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General Secretary of the NDC, Aseidu Nketia, described the setting up of the task-force by the NPP government to retrieve state properties from past government officials only formalizes the thuggery of members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in chasing after those assets.

But speaking in an interview with Citi News, Eugene Arhin said the directive conforms to the laws of Ghana.

“I think it is not legally prudent, or even ethically prudent for any member of the previous administration to hoard any property in their possession so I think the directive from the Chief of Staff is in the right direction."

kofi-adams.jpg play Mr. Kofi Adams

He added that government would “get hold of all public assets which are in possession of some other individuals who were within the previous government.”

He was, however, quick to emphasize the need for those in charge of the retrieval not to use the exercise as an opportunity to “witch-hunt other government officials, who rightly and rightfully possess properties which of course may belong to themselves.”

The government indicated on Friday that, it had set up a task-force which will focus on retrieving state assets believed to be held by individuals.

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Some armed men dressed in military fatigues, suspected to be army officers, allegedly stormed the private residence of the National Democratic Congress' National Organiser, Mr. Kofi Adams.

According to Mr. Adams, the men, numbering 15, seized all his vehicles in the company of four alleged National Security officers and personnel from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

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But the NDC on Saturday subsequently warned that the task-force could compromise peace and stability.

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