Akufo-Addo fires Amansie South DCE; selects replacement for deceased Takoradi MCE

Akufo-Addo fires Amansie South DCE; selects replacement for deceased Takoradi MCE

- Abdul Mumin Issah has been assigned as the new Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly

- He replaces late mayor, Anthony K. K. Sam

- The Akuapim North Metropolis and Amansie South District chief executives have also been removed from office by President Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Abdul Mumin Issah to succeed the late Sekondi/Takoradi Mayor, Anthony K. K. Sam, who died after contracting COVID-19.

The President also took drastic action by relieving his District Chief Executives (DCE) of their posts.

In a letter signed by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, the President named Clement Opoku Gyamfi as the new DCE for the Amansie South District.

Akufo-Addo fires Amansie South DCE; selects replacement for deceased Takoradi MCE
Hajia Alima Mahama is Ghana's Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Source: Ghanaweb.com
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Former DCE, William Asante Bediako, has also been sacked. He was publicly heard endorsing illegal mining (Galamsey) when the President said his government is strictly against it.

The video, which has been widely shared on social media platforms, seemed to embarrass the President’s strenuous efforts to tackle the menace, hence his removal after extensive consultations with members of his cabinet.

The President nominated Barima Sarpong Asiedu-Larbi to take over as the new Municipal Chief Executive for the Akuapim North Assembly.

The nomination is in accordance with Article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.

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Meanwhile, Ghanaians on social media have reacted to President Akufo-Addo’s assertion that his government has plans to implement free tertiary education in Ghana.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has already implemented the Free SHS policy, which was kickstarted in September 2017.

The President said the greatest investment the country can make would be to invest in Ghanaians.

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