Two MDCEs sacked, three appointed

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Dennis Aboagye, MCE for Akwapin North is one of the dismissed MCEs
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked Municipal Chief Executive of Akwapim North, Dennis Aboagye, and District Chief Executive of Amansie South, William Asante Bediako, to step aside.

In their stead, the President has nominated three persons to replace the two and that of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly whose Mayor died recently from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development the three newly appointed MMDCEs are Abdul-Mumin Issah, Barima Awuah Sarpong Asiedu-Larbi and Clement Opoku Gyamfi who have been nominated for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Akwapim North Municipal Assembly and the Amansie South District Assembly respectively.

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A statement signed by the sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama said the nomination was in accordance with article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution and section 20 (1) of the Local Governance Act, Act 936.

“In view of the above, the Hon. Regional Ministers for Western, Eastern and Ashanti Regions are requested to liaise with the Regional Electoral Commission to conduct the confirmation process of the nominated Chief Executives,” the statement said.

In the Amansie South, it will be recalled that Mr Bediako was in the news recently for defending operations of illegal miners within his district.

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In a viral video (below), Mr Bediako is heard touting the benefits the district had derived from illegal mining.

However, it is not certain what necessitated the dismissal of the Akwapin North MCE, even though some have attributed it to a misunderstanding between him and the MP for the area, who doubles as Deputy Information Minister, Nana Dokua Asiamah.

 

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