General News of Wednesday, 26 September 2018
The former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Coastal Development Authority, Samuel Atta Mensah popularly known as Sammens has said he weeps for Ghana over the presentation of expired products by the National Disaster Management Organization NADMO to disaster victims in the Upper West Region.
The presentation was made by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in the three Northern Regions last weekend.
However, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) admitted it takes full responsibility for the mistake as it erroneously added some expired cooking oil to food items presented to flood victims in Wa at the weekend.
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.
Commenting on the matter, Sammens wrote:
I weep for Ghana. You embarrass your Vice President by causing him to present expired products to flood victims. And you keep your job?