About 20 macho men alleged to be members of the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Invincible Forces, on Monday besieged the offices of the Eastern Regional National Health Insurance office, and forcibly locked the office of the regional manager.
They claimed they cannot work with the Regional Manger, who they alleged is an outsider and not a member of the NPP.
Confirming the incident, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ebenezer Tetteh, said the group that besieged the office at 8:20 am, also demanded for some documents from staff of the scheme.
“They came in, entered the office of the new scheme manager for the region, who has been appointed, and took the keys to the office and locked up the offices.”
This act comes less than a week after another vigilante group in the Ashanti Region, Delta Forces, attacked the Regional Security Coordinator, George Adjei.
The key suspect in that assault, Kwadwo Bamba, who is believed to be the organiser, allegedly stormed the premises of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council with some thugs, demanding the removal of Mr. Adjei.
Aside this development, there have been several attacks believed to have been orchestrated by groups and persons affiliated to the NPP.
A recent one involved one ASP Nanka-Bruce, who served at the Flagstaff House under the NDC administration.
Various groups and individuals have expressed concern about this recurring problem, and have asked government to crack the whip.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) is one of such groups that have called on government to take action.
Prof. Edmund Delle, Chairman of the CPP, who made the appeal on behalf of the party, expressed outrage with the attitude of the pro-NPP groups, saying, “They are a time-bomb, we must detonate them immediately.”