Government dishing out

Government dishing out "fire sale" last minute contracts - Yaw Osafo Maafo

The representative of President Elect on the transition team, Mr. Yaw Osafo Maafo, has stated that the incoming government has gotten wind that officials of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) government are indiscriminately handing out contracts in the wake of the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) landslide victory following the December 7th general elections.

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Government dishing out "fire sale" last minute contracts - Yaw Osafo Maafo

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Speaking to Myjoyonline, Ex-finance minister, Mr. Yaw Osafo Maafo, said the NPP had received this information "through the grapevine". Among other allegations, Mr. Osafo Maafo said there were also allegations of government assets being liquidated after the December 7th elections.

Furthermore, Mr. Osafo Maafo said his party had also received reports that NDC officials have been giving their temporary staff permanent positions within the civil and public service, and also recruiting its people into the security agencies.

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The ex-finance minister expressed that his party was reluctant to believe the allegations, and appealed to his contemporaries to be cautious and transparent.

He said: "We do not want to believe that these allegations are true. I, personally I don't... We are therefore appealing to our colleagues that within this period if there's anything that needs to be done, consultation has to be brought on-board. Consultation meaning that the office of the President Elect is there and if there's a need for an agreement to be concluded, it is only fair, and it is international convention, that you bring in the incoming government, discuss, and carry it out."

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Government dishing out "fire sale" last minute contracts - Yaw Osafo Maafo

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