A group of people claiming to be members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), this morning ransacked the offices of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority and chased out the staff.
The group of about 50 people are said to have been from 15 NPP groups who stormed the office of SADA to protest against what they term as the “non-performance” of the Authority - one that has been criticised over the years over allegations of misappropriation of public funds.
No casualties were recorded during the incident, except one staff member who "received three slaps," according to an eye witness, after he refused to vacate his office.
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The main gate to the SADA office premises as well as about 14 offices of the Authority were locked by the unarmed men. Apart from the Human Resource office which was broken into, all other offices and properties of the Authority were intact. Vehicles, documents, motorbikes and other properties were not touched.
“They (staff) have all left now, nobody has been harmed. Everything is intact at the office. They are here to protest not to cause any harm,” TV3’s correspondent said, adding the group have handed over the keys to the offices they locked to the Police.
A team of police and military personnel have since taken over the offices of the in the Northern regional capital.
Some of the group members are reportedly still on the premises of SADA but no one has been arrested by the Police for the incident which happened at about 10:45am Monday.