August 17, 2011

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged President John Attah Mills to jettison his so called principles and relocate from the Osu Castle to the Flagstaff House, which is the official seat of government.

The NPP and well meaning Ghanaians have on countless times questioned why President Mills prefers to stay at the Osu Castle while the multi-million dollar Jubilee House wastes away.

The NPP’s call comes in the wake the rumpus surrounding reports that President Mills has accepted a ‘mansion’ as a gift from the Regimanuel Gray Estates, an assertion that the Presidency has vehemently refuted saying the on-going project is a two bedroom structure for the security personnel at the President’s private home.

The security officers are currently lodging in tents and ease themselves in mobile toilets.

Speaking to Citi Eyewitness News on Tuesday August 16, the Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and MP for Okaikoi South, Nana Akomea stated that controversy over the President Mills building would not have arisen if he lived in the Jubilee House which have been built as residence for the President.

He also questioned the hypocrisy on the part of the NDC who raised objections when the Ex President Kufour asked that his personal residence be renovated because he would be working from there instead of the Osu Castle. The NDC who took exception to the moves by the President took the issue the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for investigations.

There were several contradictions from the Communications Director at the Presidency Koku Anyidoho who earlier quest to defend the initial reports as to whether it was a gift or a rented facility to be paid for by President Mills or government.

By: Kwadwo Anim/