The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Savannah Region has declared operation “No Pick-up, No Mercy” as a protest to demand the immediate return of the alleged stolen Toyota Hilux Pick-up belonging to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council.
The NDC said it would team up with residents of the Region to undertake a series of protests to demand the return of the vehicle.
Mr Malik Basintale, Communications Officer of the NDC in the Savannah Region, announced this at a press conference at Damongo on Monday.
A Toyota Hilux Pick-up, which was one of the eight vehicles President Nana Akufo-Addo presented to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council early this year, went missing since the beginning of this month.
The vehicle was used to send the Savannah Regional Minister, Mr Adam Salifu Braimah to the Tamale Airport, and upon his instructions, the vehicle was parked at his friend’s house in Tamale.
However, the Minister’s friend said armed robbers attacked him and took the vehicle away.
The matter was reported to the Police in Tamale on July 07, and on July 16, the Police arrested the driver of the vehicle and the Minister’s friend to assist in investigations into the alleged robbery attack leading to the loss of the vehicle.
Mr Basintale said the NDC in the coming days would hold a series of events to protest about the incident and ensure that the vehicle was returned to the Region.
He said the protest would not only help safeguard the future of the Region against misconduct, theft and abuse of office, but also maintain the integrity and credibility of the Region to help attract potential investors.
He blamed the Regional Minister for negligence and disobedience of laws, questioning his decision to park the vehicle at his friend’s house.
He commended the Police for their efforts with regards to the matter urging them to continue their investigations into the matter.