Leadership of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been caught pants down, entangled in a web of lies over ownership of the controversial $20 million building located at Adabraka, a suburb of Accra, as the party moves into the new edifice.
The NDC, sometime ago, strenuously denied ownership of the plush office complex constructed by a Chinese construction firm, even though it had earlier indicated to its members that it was constructing an ultra-modern headquarters building in the national capital.
A special newsletter ‘NDC Frontline News’ published by the NDC for its July 2011 congress, which contained the details of the building and other projects being undertaken by the party under the headline, ‘State of the party’, gave credence to Asiedu Nketia’s statement at the NDC congress in Sunyani which indicated that “two sites have been acquired for building a befitting national headquarters.
One is at Adabraka in Accra, which is being developed into a four-storey edifice that will eventually serve regional uses.”
The party’s initial reaction when the story about the four-storey twin-tower office complex became public was a virtual and outright denial and had since maintained that position until recently when the National Organiser, Yaw Boateng Gyan, was compelled by circumstances to admit on radio that the building which is yet to be officially commissioned, belonged to the NDC.
It therefore came as a surprise to many who could not believe the sudden u-turn from the initial denial of ownership, thereby creating a ‘wow effect’
It appears the party has commenced business from the new office, as it has made allocations to key and influential members of the NDC leadership, including President John Dramani Mahama.
Source: Daily Guide
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