The Director of Tema Port, Jacob Adorkor, has described as untrue claims that some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are moving vehicles from the port to unknown destinations.
He explained that the allegation cannot be true because the port is under a 24-hour security surveillance making it difficult for a vehicle to easily leave the port without the necessary documentation.
“I can assure you that nobody can take a vehicle from the Port without proper documentation. You cannot do it in our Port. Our port is an international port. We do things according to rules and regulations. The measures we have put in place include getting support from Police command.”
He said some members of the NPP came to the port earlier to verify if the members of the outgoing NDC are taking the vehicles out of the port. He, however, assured them no such thing will happen under his watch.
“My security staff called me, informing me about the presence of a group of people at the Golden Jubilee terminal trying to find out whether people are taking vehicles out of the port; particularly confiscated vehicles. And those groups were believed to be from the National Security of the NPP, and they claimed the information was based on intelligence they had picked up from the ground so we actually assured them that GPHA has procedures in place. We have processes, we have regulations, nobody can take enter our port without any proper documentation. Above all, our porch is under 24-hour surveillance and so if there is anything like that happening we will definitely know.”
The Invisible Forces vigilante group of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), earlier alleged that some NDC gurus are stealing auction cars at the Port. But Jacob Adorkor said those claims are baseless.
In a related development, the leader of the NPP’s team Osafo Marfo said the NPP had heard of some ‘last minute’ undertakings by the outgoing NDC. He cautioned against that and urged the NDC government to consult the office if the president-elect if decisions must be made within this transition period.