- Some irate youth of NPP in the Northern region have locked up offices at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium and chased out staff
- They are demanding the immediate removal of the stadium’s manager, Salamatu Alhassan
Some irate youth of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have reportedly locked up the offices of the National Sports Authority (NSA) in Tamale in the Northern Region.
The irate party youth locked up the place on Monday, June 17, 2019, in protest of the supposed reinstatement of the NSA Director, Alhassan Salamatu.
The group has accused the director, Salamatu, of mismanagement, insisting she is not fit to occupy the position.
Joy News reports that the said director was part of three other management members who were transferred out of the Northern Regional office of the NSA.
However, she is believed to have been reinstated to her post – a decision the youth do not agree with.
The irate youth were led by a man who identified himself as Karim Abdul Rafiq.
Rafiq said the group includes the notorious militia group, Kandahar Boys, which is affiliated to the governing NPP.
“All we want is for her to honour her transfer and leave the office,” he said.
The group also accused the director of using political influence to get her transfer revoked.
They insisted on holding on to keys of the NSA premises until the director honours the transfer.
The embattled director was reportedly not on good terms with majority of the NSA staff in Tamale.
Reports suggest some of the staff petitioned the sports minister and the president against reinstating her.
The staff cited alleged embezzlement of funds, fueling disunity among staff as part of the reasons for wanting Salamatu out.
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