Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has expressed its deepest condolences to the families of last week Sunday’s victims of the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region.
“As a party, we believe the disaster that claimed about 20 lives, mostly students of Wenchi Methodist Senior High School, and left many others injured could have been avoided if the nation’s leadership had a firm grip on the affairs of state and institutions,” the PPP in statement signed by its Communication Director, Paa Kow Ackon, and issued to the media at the weekend, said.
The statement added: “We are aware that the group, “Invincible Forces,” is an informal organisation within the ruling NPP administration. Many intra and inter-party disturbances have been traced to the doorsteps of this informal group. Their involvement in the seizure of state vehicles, public installations such as tollbooths, public toilets, markets, lorry parks, district assemblies, health insurance offices, passport office etc., are well known.
The NPP’s acting National Chairman and Deputy General Secretary have been key supporters of the Invincible Forces. They have openly defended some of their condemnable actions. But unfortunately, last Sunday, disaster struck at the Kintampo Waterfalls. It has turned out that the Invincible Forces had seized the falls and sacked the professionals who were managing the facility following the regime change in the December 2016 elections. If the sacked professionals were in charge of the facility, they would have been charged for negligence of duty.”
The statement alleged that the Invincible Forces were in charge of Kintampo Waterfalls on that fateful Sunday.
It then asked who should be held responsible for the tragedy that happened on that said day?
The statement further asked if the NPP leadership would be rule of law compliant enough to let the law deal with their lawless informal invisible forces?
“We believe leadership is cause, and everything else is the effect. To that end, we want the NPP- led government to show leadership by bringing the managers of the facility to book for their negligence”, the statement said.
According to the PPP, anything short of this would send the wrong signals and confirm the suspicion that “leadership is lacking in our national affairs.”
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