Superstition: Director abandons ‘new’ gov’t bungalow for hotel

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The fear of death has driven the current Ada East District Coordinating Director (DCD to lodge at a hotel instead of the virtually new bungalow occupied by his predecessors.

Saka Dramani has refused to occupy the bungalow due to the mysterious deaths of two of his predecessors. 

The director has been operating from the MAKs Hotel at Solikorpe in Big-Ada since November 2017 at a cost of GHC100 Cedis a day at the expense of the taxpayer, leaving the official residence, which was renovated and well-furnished two years ago fallow. 

His immediate predecessor, Charles Dzani now at Madina Municipal Assembly also lived in the hotel in question for 180 days at the same price a day. 

Atinka News checks revealed that one of the deceased DCDs, G.Y Gadzekpo was transferred to the Brong Ahafo Region six months later before he died whilst Modesta Bukuma also fell sick and was admitted to the Ada East District Hospital where she passed away. Therefore, the claim that the two died in the apartment is unfounded.

The development has become a worry to the assembly workers and concerned citizens of the area, especially at a time, their office complex project had been stalled since 2007 due to financial constraints. 

As a result, the Concerned Citizens of Ada, have petitioned the Regional Coordinating Council and copied EOCO and the Special Prosecutor's office to investigate both directors for what they call “perforation of the public purse.” 

Atinka News has, however, gathered that Saka Dramani checked out of the hotel Monday, after realizing that the issue was gaining media attention.

He has, so far refused to talk to the media.

Ghana | | Edward Sebbie