December 7, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Seth Kwame Acheampong has waded into the ongoing controversy over the ruling NDC party’s supposed $ 20 million office facility located in Adabraka, Accra with a call for full investigations into who actually owns the edifice.

According to him, the populist approach adopted by the party which seeks to portray the NDC as a socialist party which abhors ostentatious living should be treated with contempt as the party lives the opposite of what it preaches.

The hullabaloo about whether the NDC party owns the supposed $ 20 million worth of an office appears not to die down soon as the party senior officials continue to give out conflicting responses on who actually owns the property.

On Monday, December 5th, Solomon Nkansah, Deputy Propaganda Secretary of the NDC, openly disclosed on Peace FM that the said building belongs to the NDC, but disputed the figure being bandied about.

However speaking on Okay FM on Tuesday morning, Kofi Adams, Deputy General Secretary, claims he only knows of a new office edifice to be sited at Oyibi near Dodowa. He however stressed that he is not part of the technical committee in charge of the project and therefore has no idea about the Adabraka office complex.

Interestingly, the NDC National Organiser, Yaw Boateng Gyan says the NDC office is at Oyarifa on the Aburi road.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Ghana’s Breakfast TV programme, the MP for Mpraeso Seth Acheampong stated that the conflicting responses are enough to warrant a thorough investigation into the matter.

He said the NDC which claims it is a socialist oriented party and as such has the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian at heart must not spend huge sums of monies to put up an office, when the masses need an improvement in their lives.

He noted that even the erstwhile NPP government with its capitalist orientation delivered a lot of social intervention programmes include capitation grant, school feeding, free maternal care among others and urged the NDC to channel resources to providing more of such programmes rather than building edifices.

Kwadwo Anim/