The Administrator General, David Yaro has blamed the many incidents of seizures of state assets on the lack of knowledge of the Presidential Transition Act 2012.
According to Mr Yaro, the law is now being rightly enforced since its enactment, hence the reason why the previous and current government officials are having a hard time accepting it.
Speaking to TV3 news, Mr Yaro said, "The law has not been tested until now that is why it doesn’t seem to be happening properly."
Mr Yaro opined that if the department which he managed, the Presidential Estates Unit (PEU) was properly staffed, these issues would not have sprung up.
He further condemned the takeovers of government properties, which have been on the rise recently, and are mostly undertaken by supporters of the NPP.
"If I have staff, even one officer at the regional level, they will be talking to people about what the transition actually means and some of the atrocities we are hearing at the regional levels will not have occurred," he said.
The government has set up a task force to oversee the retrieval of state assets that have been withheld by some individuals, especially past government officials.
However, the directive has been criticized by the opposition NDC, who claim that it is just an opportunity for the NPP's Invisible Task force to harass past government officers.