Oct 5, 2015, 10:21 AM
use of government vehicles and other state resources for purely partisan
politics will not be condoned, stated a press release from the Ministry of
Information and Communication Infrastructure.
This stance follows an “inadvertent request recently made for government vehicles to partake in the ongoing campaign for the National Assembly elections without any authority or clearance from the office of the President”, the release stated.
According to the release, this act “will no longer be condoned” by the new government, as it “is quite at variance with the policy and comportment of this government and, therefore, as soon as it came to the notice of the competent authorities, the two vehicles in question were immediately withdrawn and returned to their respective units of assignment”.
The release quoted the Information Minister Hon. Demba A. Jawo, saying: “On behalf of the government, I wish to make it categorically clear to all concerned that there should be a clear distinction between State matters and partisan politics and, henceforth, the two should be treated as separate entities.”
The release stated further that the use of government vehicles and other State resources for “purely partisan politics is a thing of the past, which shall no longer be condoned”.