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25.09.2005 NPP News

Most NPP offices in E/Region closed

By Chronicle
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… For non-payment of rent, telephone, electricity bills

Koforidua --Conspicuously clear during a tour of some constituencies in the Eastern Region it was discovered that most of the New Patriotic party (NPP) offices were under lock and key, with some converted into trading stores by land lords for non-payment of rent, telephone and electricity bills. Further investigations revealed that the party offices were also locked because of internal squabbles, factionalism and non–payment of salaries to those who run them, which has created division among party supporters.

Most of the disillusioned party members who spoke to The Chronicle pointed out the until the party is able to develop structures which gives due recognition to those who are toiling for the growth of the party, these internal squabbles will continue to trouble the NPP.

During an interview a NPP guru who did not want to disclose his name noted that the government inherited a system whereby directors of the ministries who have stayed in the system are the same people who are advising it and initiating policies for it.

“They are stable in positions as governments come and go yet they remain where they are so they are not broadened of the success of the incoming governments” he observed.

According to him they are just paying him services to government and a such feel that they must comply of whatever government says whether good or bad