…He Stands Accused Of Influencing Delayed Appointment Of DCE
From Alhaji Bashiru Zakari, Acherensua, B/A.
A GROUP calling itself the Concern Youth of Acherensua in the Asutifi South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, has raised grave concerns about the delay in the appointment of a District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
The group believe that Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has a hand in the delay of the appointment of a DCE for the district.
The Minister is reportedly against the nomination of one, Mr. Frank Tweneboa-Kodua, a native of Acherensua and the peoples’ choice.
According to Mr. Innocent Kofi Ahiamadzi, the spokes person of the youth group, the Omanhene of Acherensua, Nana Prof. Agyewodin Adu Gyamfi Ampem, had played a major role in the creation of the new district and that the capital should have been sited at Acherensua.
However, Hwidiem was selected as the capital upon which Alhaji. Dauda is said to have promised that the position of DCE would go to an indigene of Acherensua.
In spite of this promise, the Minister has been accused of standing in the way of Mr. Tweneboah-Kodua.
Mr. Ahiamadzi told a press conference at Acherensua that the Minister has even gone further to claim that the Omanhene is not a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and for that matter cannot lobby for his favourite candidate from Acherensua to assume the position of DCE.
The youth debunked Alhaji Collins Dauda’s claim that the Omanhene is not a member of the NDC, saying he (Nana Adu Gyamfi) is currently the Chairman of Ghana Education Service Council and a member of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) Board.
The Spokesman of the youth said, even though one Mr. Modestus Norwosor (the Constituency secretary) is being considered, even though Mr. Norwosor’s name was not among the four names shortlisted, thus giving rise to suspicion of Collins Dauda’s influence.
They reminded Alhaji Dauda of the need to redeem his promise to the Omanhene, during the electioneering campaign as a true and faithful politician.
According to the youth, the power to appoint a DCE does not solely lie in the hands of the Minister and appealed to him to consider the choice of the people in the person of Mr. Frank Tweneboa-Kodua as a DCE for Asutifi South to calm nerves of the people, resulting from the disappointment of the people of Acherensua, when the District Capital was sited at Hwidiem instead of Acherensua in 2012