Confusion rocks Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Assembly over regional minister’s MCE nominee

The Presiding Member of Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly, Kwame Asamoah, popularly known as Kwame Agege, has said that the assembly does not recognise one John Koah as their MCE.

Mr Koah was appointed by the Western North Regional Minister, Richard Obeng Ebbah, as the acting municipal chief executive, after the demise of the then MCE, Alfred Amoah.

Kwame Agege expressed this grievance at the assembly’s maiden meeting yesterday, Wednesday, August 31.

The assembly member for Estate Electoral Area expressed that, the assembly will not allow the acting MCE to work until the regional minister officially introduces him to the assembly members.

According to our correspondent, Kwamena Fynn, Kwame Agege stated that the regional minister must act in accordance with the local government act, Article 28/1, which states how an MCE must be appointed into office.

“We do not recognise John Koah as the acting MCE. The regional minister must officially introduce him to the assembly at our meeting, otherwise, we will not allow him [John Koah] to work,” he said.

“The regional minister must stop the unlawful imposition of unknown personalities on us. We are not kids. We will, however, resist any attempt by him, the minister, to bully us.”

The businessman cum politician emphasised that the assembly was lagging behind in terms of development due to such misunderstandings.

“Obviously, the assembly is lagging behind in terms of development because of these pity mishaps. I am calling on the Regional Minister to avoid being autocratic and consult the relevant stakeholders before appointing the acting MCE,” he added.

Source: Kwamena Fynn, Adehye FM, Bibiani

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