Ga youth oppose sale of government property
The Ga Youth for the Advancement of Justice and Democracy on Friday set out five demands for the government to address in respect to the proposed purchase of a state bungalow by Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, former Tourism Minister.
Mr Herbert Nii Akai Nettey, President of the group, who listed the demands at a press conference in Accra, said their action was aimed at eliminating greed among public functionaries and preserving the interest of the state.
The demands include a halt to the proposed sale of the property by President John Agyekum Kufuor and a call on Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey to pull out of the deal and vacate the property since he is no longer a serving Minister.
He said the state should revert the property to the original owners as enshrined in the constitution.
The youth said: "Nana Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, whose campaign Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey is managing, should make his stance known on the issue."
Nii Akai Nettey said the group would continue to picket the residence of Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey if their demands were not met after its first round of picketing, scheduled for Monday December 22, this year. He called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to join the group to uphold the constitution and preserve the interest of the state.