The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for an immediate removal of Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage.

According to the party the minister who “likes enjoyment” to the plight of floods victims in the region has outlived her usefulness in the high office and should be shown the exit door to enable her continue doing what she enjoys doing most.

Madam Tangoba is currently serving her annual leave out of the region, at a time the region is hardly hit with floods leading to more than 20 deaths. But the NDC believes she could have suspended her leave and pay a visit to the victims back at her home region if only she had the people at heart.

“We are also deeply scandalized and disappointed in the nonchalance and inaction of the substantive Upper East Regional Minister, Madam Paulina Abayage who continues to be on leave in these difficult times. The least expected of a responsible Regional Minister is to have suspended her leave, and make a quick trip to the Region to commiserate with her people and help bring some relief to them”.

Upper East Regional Secretary of the NDC, Donatus Akamugri who addressed the media called on President Akufo-Addo to sack the minister in order to save the people of the Upper East Region from such “irresponsible and insensitive leadership”.

“Finally, ladies and gentlemen, considering the fact that Ministers of State are appointed to solve problems on behalf of the President, we are left with no other option but to conclude that the Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Paulina Tangoba Abayage has already outlived her usefulness in that high office. She has obviously prioritized enjoying the comfort of her annual leave over the painful plight of her people. We therefore advise President Akufo-Addo to reconsider her appointment in order to save the people of Upper East Region from such irresponsible and insensitive leadership”.