NADMO jobs need to expire - Gabby Otchere-Darko

BY: Graphic.com.gh
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the founder of the Danquah Institute
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the founder of the Danquah Institute

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the founder of the Danquah Institute is leading calls for certain NADMO officials to lose their jobs after some expired food items were distributed to flood victims in the Upper West Region.

Gabby's call follows widespread consternation over an incident which resulted in the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia giving out some expired cooking oil and food items to flood victims in Wa at the weekend.

The items were supplied by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Read also: NADMO admits error in expired food items to Wa flood victims


According to Mr Otchere-Darko, a nephew of President Akufo-Addo, victims and the Vice President did not deserve that poor treatment.

He posted on Facebook: "When you serve flood victims expired goods, your job also deserves to expire. You don’t treat victims and the Veep this way".

NADMO has already initiated a move to immediately withdraw the expired cooking oil and supply the flood victims with new ones.

Related: Bawumia's food items to Wa flood victims expired - NDC

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.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 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 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.

Some beneficiaries of the items have since complained about having suffered various health conditions, including stomach upset, upon the consumption of the food items.

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