President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffu Addo has been called to sack the boss of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Eric Nana Agyeman- Prempeh and his deputies for erroneously added some expired cooking oil to food items presented to Bagre Dam flood victims in Wa at the weekend by the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Mr Osei Kofi Acquah, Convention People’s Party Ashanti regional communications director says the act cannot be pardoned because; the NADMO Boss deceived the Vice president to disgrace himself and also put the lives of some Ghanaians in danger.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) admitted it erroneously added some expired cooking oil to food items presented to flood victims in Wa at the weekend by the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
NADMO has accordingly initiated a move to immediately withdraw the expired cooking oil and supply the flood victims with new ones.
According to NADMO, the expired cooking oil had been isolated at the warehouse in Wa awaiting authentication by the internal auditor, before they could be disposed-off.
However, when loading boys were picking the items for distribution to the flood victims, they erroneously picked six expired cooking oil and added them to the items.
“Tonight, we are moving fast to Wa to see the situation on the ground and so tomorrow definitely, we are going there,” George Ayisi, Director of Communications at NADMO said.
He said the Director General of NADMO, Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh would himself be in Wa on Wednesday.
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Graphic Online’s correspondent in Wa, Michael Quaye reported that officers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Upper West Region have called for investigations into how the food items distributed by Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia to flood victims in the region have turned out to be expired products.
Cooking oil and rice were among food items distributed to flood victims in Wa and Sissala East municipalities by the Vice President during his visit to the region on Saturday.
But while some of the cooking oil seen by Graphic Online had September 10, 2018, as expiry date, the rice seen by Graphic Online did not have an expiry date at all.
According to our reporter, some beneficiaries of the items have since complained about having suffered various health conditions, including stomach upset, upon the consumption of the food items.
But speaking to OTECNEWS, Mr Osei Kofi Acquah says those responsible must be sacked immediately and face the law since their actions have cause massive embarrassment to government and the vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia.