A LANDLADY, whose house is being used as the Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) office, has sent signals to eject the party from the building.
According to her, the ruling political party has failed to pay rent for three years and two months now, therefore the NPP now owes her a staggering Ghc 38,000.
The landlady, who did not give her actual name, disclosed that per the rent agreement, the NPP were supposed to pay her Gh 1,000 every month, but payment had ceased.
The old lady also said the two-storey building, which is located at Krofrom in Kumasi, has virtually been left to rot as the NPP had not done any maintenance works on it.
Again, she said a clause in the contractual document that said she (landlady) and NPP should periodically meet to adjust the rent fee being charged has not been adhered to.
On Friday, whilst a party activity was taking place in the building, the angry landlady and her children, stormed the place and ordered the party members to leave immediately.
She openly stated that all her efforts to get the NPP executives, led by Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka ‘Wontumi’, to settle the huge debt had not worked for her, so far.
The landlady said she has had enough of the NPP’s disrespect to her therefore she has decided to forcibly eject the party from the building once and for all.
She said despite not paying the rent fee, the NPP executives have also failed to embark on maintenance works on the house, which now looks very old and dirty.
The landlady stated emphatically that she would only allow the NPP to use her house as office if the rent debt was paid in full and the house was properly maintained.
Per the records available, Wontumi as part of his campaign strategy to become the Ashanti Regional NPP chairman, in 2013 promised to build a decent party office for the NPP.
Rather, he, however, rented the building under discussion for ten years to serve as NPP office. All corners of the building were quickly painted in the NPP colours.
Wontumi, reportedly, then assured the party members that the rent fee had been settled by him therefore the house would serve as NPP office for the next ten years.
The ten years renting period is supposed to elapse in 2023 so it is surprising that the landlady had threatened to eject the NPP from her house over non-payment of rent fee.