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‘Use of gov’t vehicles in partisan politics won’t be allowed’

Mar 15, 2017, 11:26 AM | Article By: Mahamadou Camara

The 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as soon as it came to the notice of the competent authorities, the two vehicles in question  were immediately withdrawn and returned to their respective  units of assignment”.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”.