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Akufo-Addo suspends Upper West Regional Minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended with immediate effect from office the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, following an attack on the regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Some NPP activists in the Region on Wednesday held the Regional Coordinator of the NADMO hostage for hours and beat up his personal security officer in a violent attack at his office that has left staff gripped with fear.

A statement issued Thursday and signed by the Director of Communications at the Flagstaff House, Eugene Arhin, said “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended with immediate effect, from office, the Minister of the Upper West Region, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, pending the outcome of investigations into the unfortunate incidents that occurred at the premises of the Upper West Regional Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in Wa, on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.”

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