Stephen Ayesu Ntim
THE NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) has tasked its former national, regional, and constituency executives to return any item in their possession to the party with immediate effect.
In a statement issued and signed by the General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, the party noted, “Acting on the instruction of the National Steering Committee of the New Patriotic Party at its meeting on July 26, 2022, I write to inform you that, you are humbly requested to return the party vehicle and any other party assets in your possession if any, to the party.”
According to him, the National Steering Committee has decided that the assets should be returned to the respective regional and constituency party executive committees.
He explained that, “This has been necessitated by widespread concerns and complaints by the current executives to the effect that some of their predecessors (i.e. immediate past executives) still have in their custody, vehicles, and other items that were allocated to party offices to enable executives to perform their administrative functions and responsibilities efficiently.”
“Thus, the unavailability of these assets has rendered the newly-elected executives of the party handicapped in the performance of their duties, which development is adversely impacting the conduct of party activities.
“As has been the norm, executives are permitted to use assets of the Party but cannot assume ownership of same upon leaving office.
“In the light of the foregoing, the Party is by this notice, giving a one-week ultimatum to all such former executives to comply with this directive, Regional Executives of the Party are entreated to supervise the retrieval of these assets that are still in possession of former Constituency Executives of the Party,” the statement added.
“The National Treasurer has equally been instructed to supervise the retrieval of all assets with former Regional Executives of the Party,” the statement underscored.
BY Daniel Bampoe