NDC Foot Soldiers Chase NSS Boss Out

Foot soldiers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) of the Tolon-Kumbumgu Constituency in the Northern Region are angry at President John Dramani Mahama over the appointment of Alhaji Imoro Alhassan as the Acting Executive Director of National Service Scheme(NSS). According to them, during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by ex- President John Agyekum Kufour, Alhaji Alhassan contested the Tolon -Kumbumgu Constituency seat on the ticket of the NPP in 2004 elections. The foot soldiers, speaking to the The Herald in an interview on strict condition of anonymity, alleged that the acting Executive Director is using his position to raise funds to finance the activities of the NPP in the region. According to them, the executives of the NPP in the Northern Region are hoping he will be made the substantive Executive Director to enable him further finance the party activities for the 2016 elections. Throwing more lights on the political affiliation of Alhaji Alhassan to NPP, the foot soldiers said through the late Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama and Boniface Agambilla, the former Executive Director of NSS and current Member of Parliament(MP) for Nabdam Constituency in the Upper East Region gained root in the party. They claimed that Alhaji Ahassan, through his connections in the immediate past NPP administration, managed to secure a scholarship from the administration to pursue his Master�s in Bachelor of Arts (MBA). The group contend that as a result of this, Alhaji Alhassan has been posting personnel who are members of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON), the students� wing of the party at the detriment of the members of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN), the students wing of the NDC. They appealed to the Government and the NDC national executive body as a matter of urgency to take necessary actions in getting a party man that understood the needs of the youth of the party. The group is alleging that Alhaji Alhassan had accrued funds from the one hundred forty three ghost names he had planted in the Northern Region and additional two hundred ghost names in the Brong Ahafo Region, fetching him a monthly fifty thousand Cedis and seventy thousand Cedis respectively to finance the activities of the NPP in the region. They explained that the change of the director will help change the perception that the NDC lacks the human resource to run its administration.