Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the 2016 flagbearer of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) has proposed that officials of an outgoing government, should not be allowed to purchase state properties.
The prominent businessman and politician questioned if the public officials came into power to serve or be served, as according to him, they tend to acquire these properties at a cheaper rate than the actual values of these properties.
On his Facebook wall, Dr Nduom wrote, "TO SERVE OR BE SERVED?: We the people elect MPs, Presidents, house them, help them get transportation plus many other benefits. At the end of their terms of office (every four years), we give them a “Thank You” cash package. We give the Presidents houses to live in. Many public officials turn around to buy official houses at low prices. MPs, ministers of state, party officials and their friends get state lands cheap and sell them for huge profits. Many get licenses and contracts only to turn around and sell them for profit. Many who are unemployed or underemployed and can’t make it in the private sector move mountains for their parties to win power so they can get jobs and solve their asset poverties.” “And we wonder why we are where we are. Change we can feel must come. Citizens must Wake Up!"
Dr Nduom's post follows the NPP government's complaints of over 200 state vehicles gone missing from the state records just as the new government was settling in.
Meanwhile, a task force has been set up by the government to be responsible for retrieving state assets that are illegally being withheld by individuals and former members of the previous administration.
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