A group of young men suspected to be members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the early hours of last Thursday caused a stare at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region when they thronged the offices of the local National Health Insurance Scheme and put the office under lock.
The irate NDC thugs, numbering over 50 and wearing red bands, claimed that it was time for them to take over the administration of the scheme as their government was now in power.
Eyewitnesses said the action of the young men could have turned bloody if the staff of the scheme were at work at the time of the incident.
According to reports, the enraged party faithful claimed that none of them had secured any meaningful job since the NDC government took power, a situation which is contrary to the many promises then candidate John Atta Mills made to them during the last general elections.
They therefore vowed to do everything possible to kick out people they perceive to be sympathizers of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) who are occupying key position in some government institutions.
A middle-aged woman, Akosua Dapaah, who stays close to the NHIS office, told Daily Guide that the young men marched to the office of the scheme amid singing of war songs, while wielding offensive weapons to apparently attack the staff.
She said when they got to the place and did not meet anybody, they went ahead to put about ten padlocks into the doors of the offices and moved away.
Superintendent Twumasi, the Goaso District Police Commander, who confirmed the incident to Daily Guide, said his outfit heard about the incident on the local radio station and quickly dispatched some men to the scene to protect life and property. He stated that he made a passionate appeal to the leadership of the NDC in the area to call their members to order.
Meanwhile, newsmen have gathered that more than three people who were earlier invited by the police are assisting the police in their investigations.
Reports indicated that the incident affected the operations of the scheme that day as the staffer were scared to endanger their lives by reporting to work after the incident happened. Many people who reported at the offices to either register or renew their cards went home disappointed as there was no one to attend to them.
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