The Regional office of party in power, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been locked up by the landlady of the facility over unpaid rent. A meeting of Tertiary Students Confederacy, which was held at the Ashanti Regional headquaters of the party came to a screeching halt after the landlady stormed the party office demanding 3 years rent arrears owed her.
The party office was stormed by the landlady and her children who went there to lock up the building over unpaid rent owed her and her children. Speaking in an interview with Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo, Emmanuel Quartey, son of the landlady said; The party has operated in the building for over 5 years but the agreement was 2 years but when their rent expired there was the need for another negotiation between us and the party leadership”
“After the 2 years agreement expired, the party leadership declined several invitations to meet us for a new agreement. With the old agreement, every month was ghc1000”, he explained further
“Now we are waiting for Chairman Wontumi the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the party but if he fails to show up, we will close down the building till the leadership of the party come for another agreement”
The landlady’s son added that, “It is very pathetic that they have failed to do maintenance on the building and it is gradually becoming a death trap which is very dangerous”
The meeting which was being held by the TESCON members had to be aborted immediately after they were sacked from the premises by the landlady and her children