May 23, 2008, 5:06 AM
The former ruling Alliance for Patriotic, Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party has not been paying any rent for occupying the complex that it used as a bureau in Kanifing.
According to a press release from the Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC), the property occupied by the APRC as its Kanifing political bureau “was neither sold nor let to the APRC political party”.
“The Party was also not paying any rent for occupying the said property since 2012,” the AMRC stated in the statement.
“Several efforts were employed by the Management to ensure that the APRC Political Party regularises it status on same, but to no avail.”
The statement has it that the legal department of AMRC has been instructed to recover the unpaid accrued rent from 2012 to date in pursuance of the powers vested in the Corporation by the AMRC ACT.
The AMRC statement is in reaction to “the spurious allegation” made by one of the APRC senior executive members to the press that the political party’s occupation of the bureau was legal, and that they were paying rent to the AMRC as the government’s assets manager.