The Government of Ghana has reversed its decision to sell a State bungalow that became the centre of a Supreme Court controversy since 2008.
The Supreme Court by a majority decision on Tuesday dismissed a case in which two deputy Ministers of State challenged the right of the NPP National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, to acquire a State bungalow he lived in as minister of tourism and chief of staff.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah and Edward Omane-Boamah, alleged that Mr.
Obetsebi-Lamptey abused his office during the acquisition of bungalow No.
2 Mungo Street at the Ridge Residential area.
In a press statement signed by Information Minister, Fritz Baffour, Cabinet resolved at its meeting today “NOT to sell the said property,” currently being occupied by Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, a presidential aide.
It added that “no political appointee should be allowed to engage in such unacceptable transaction.”
The statement titled Government will not sell property to Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
, described the acquisition as “immoral”, adding “the property in question thus continues to remain the property of the State.”