The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ashanti Regional Executives have accused Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former finance minister, of not following proper procedures when distributing goods to the region’s numerous districts as part of his Ahotor initiative.
Regional NDC executives claim they weren’t involved in the initiative’s execution and weren’t even contacted.
The party has voiced reservations about the way in which money are being distributed to party members.
According to Abass Nurudeen, the NDC’s Ashanti regional communications officer, the executives are not necessarily opposed to giving party members and constituencies logistics, but they do object to what appears to be disobedience on the part of the Ahotor team.
“While we are not opposed to the provision of logistical support in any form to the party at any level, we believe that the correct party structures must be followed so that the regional executive body can supervise and ensure that those resources donated are put to very good use.
If you monitor the activities of the Ahotor project team, you will realize that it is not a donation to the party in the strict sense of the word because the items are not donated to the party and the party is not allowed to manage the donated items thereafter.”
“An NGO is formed in each constituency consisting of five members that are mandated to manage the donated resources and whatever monies that are realized from such donations are to be paid into an account managed by the Ahotor team and this is a different kind of arrangement that is unknown to the party,” he stated.
The former General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah in August 2022 also criticized Kwabena Duffuor and the Ahotor project describing it as a betrayal of the ideals of the NDC.
General Mosquito as Asiedu Nketiah is popularly called said the Party felt tricked when Duffuor donated to the NDC under the project sometime last year.