A key member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has joined calls for the dismissal of the Upper West regional coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) following the expired food gaffe involving Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The vice president and NADMO have come under massive public backlash after he distributed food items including expired ones to flood victims in Wa in the Upper West region last weekend.
The donation came after weeks of intense media reports of a seeming government neglect of the victims, scores of whom had been displaced by the flood as a result of the spillage of the Bagre Dam.
Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the region who first made the revelation of the expired food called for sanctions for the NADMO officials who superintended the donation.
Although NADMO had taken blame for the incident there are increasing calls for heads to roll.
In a tweet, Gabby said, some jobs must be “expired” too just as the expired goods which were distributed to the victims.
Also, the resigned CEO of the Coastal Development Authority Samuel Atta Mensah had also called for action in the embarrassing episode.
Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH
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