Most Ghanaians are wary of government officials - both the ones appointed and even they ones voted into office by their constituents - and all for a good reason most of the times. There are several stories about how it is hard (or often impossible) to reach out to people in power in government.
However, this is not the case of one Odeneho Nana Oppong.
A reader of YEN.com.gh sent a glowing review of Odeneho Nana Oppong, who is the Director of General Transport and Logistics at the Flagstaff House - the seat of presidency.
According to Kobby Dadzie, who reached out to YEN.com.gh to share his experience, he came in contact with Nana Oppong at the Flagstaff House.
Kobby recounted how he had entered a wrong office at the seat of presidency and was accosted by the gentlemen, who "had a very strict look on [his] face".
"I thought he was going to be like some people we’ve seen in high positions, sometimes very rude, snobby and arrogant", Kobby told YEN.com.gh.
However, contrary to his thoughts, Odeneho Nana Oppong was calm, smiled towards him and showed him the office which he missed.
Nana Odeneho reportedly said, "this is my sister's office" and on noticing the confusion on Kobby's face, revealed that the lady was not his biological sister but rather "we all work here under the presidency as brothers and sisters".
"After I was done with my mission with Mrs. BB, I went back to Mr. Gentleman to say thank you for his assistance, he said my door is always opened and you are always welcome, he added anytime you have a problem that you think I can be of help just let me know, he gave me his card and I left".
Two weeks later after the encounter, Kobby had to seek help from the presidency.
"My cousin paid me a visit at home, in our conversation she mentioned to me about some financially difficulties she is going through, she elaborated by saying someone had taken money from her to get her a Toyota Car for Gh¢ 22,000 and she has paid Gh¢ 12,000 as part payment," he told YEN.com.gh.
"The one who promised to get her the car introduced himself to her as a National Security Person and works in the Flagstaff House and he is in charge of the cars ready for auction. After 4 months on, trying to get through to this National Security has been futile. After the end of her story I realized that she has been tricked and that her money is gone into the wrong hands."
Kobby quickly took the matter up with Mr. Odeneho, who asked that his cousin come to the presidency so that they could "listen to the content of the story from her own lips".
"The next day my cousin went and reported the whole story to him, he then took the number of the so called National Security from my cousin and called, he asked him to report to him at the Flagstaff House", Kobby continued.
"Within a week of investigation, the Fake National Security man accepted the charges put against him and paid the full amount which is Gh¢12,000 to my cousin. We were very astonished about the quick process of this issue, it wasn’t whom you know thing and also no preferential treatment."
Kobby Dadzie has since been full of praise for Odeneho Nana Oppong, who he has described to YEN.com.gh, a gentlemen who "uses his power and position wisely.
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