- The newly elected MCE has been unable to officially report to her office to start work
- Residents have threatened to continue protests until she is removed from the position
- The Minister for Local government has however dismissed their protests, stating the MCE was approved by the Assembly members
The residents of the Savelugu/Nanton District in the Northern Region have been warned to refrain from making threats on the newly elected Municipal District Executive.
The warning comes from the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, who said the MCE , Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, had already been confirmed.
The minister urged the media to educate the opposing residents so that they are aware the MCE's approval was already a done deal.
The MCE has been unable to report for duty since her confirmation, as residents and some constituency executives have refused to allow her to begin work.
There have been three demonstrations so far against her appointment, as the residents argue that Hajia Seidu is not a native of the district, and as such should not represent them.
They further accused her of bribing the assembly members for their support, which led to her victory.
The irate residents claim they would not stop protesting against Hajia Seidu’s approval as MCE even if it meant put their personal security at risk.
According to them, their actions are only in the interest of the New Patriotic Party.
However, the Local Government minister has dismissed their protests, stating, “Effectively, she is the Municipal chief executive of Savelugu so people should relax, accept her and let her go about her business to provide the governance that they require.”
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