The President, Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo, has approved the creation of a new inter-agency taskforce to be charged with retrieving state property from the hands of former government officials and other private citizens.
A statement from the Presidency signed by Chief of Staff Frema Osei-Opare, noted that government’s attention has been drawn to such state properties not currently in the charge of the state, and are therefore charging the task force to retrieve said properties.
NDC National Organiser Kofi Adams revealed during the week that his house had been invaded and some vehicles seized, vehicles alleged to belong to the state.
Thus the taskforce, made up of representatives from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division), the Bureau of National Investigations, the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority and the Office of the President – would be expected to carry out more of such seizures.
The statement calls on persons in charge of state properties to voluntarily surrender them to the task force, and also calls on the public to volunteer any information of people suspected to be hoarding such properties.
Read statement below…