Remove non-performing, litigant DCE -Kumawu citizens appeal to president
“We, the concerned citizens of Sekyere Kumawu constituency wish to plead with His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that he should not reappoint or reengage the services of the current District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Samuel Addai Agyekum as the DCE for Sekyere Kumawu district. We have come to this decision based on a number of reasons.
One of them is Mr. Agyekum, since becoming the DCE, has not offered any significant help to the district and the district has seen very retarded progress under his leadership as a result. There is no tangible development in the district that can be attributed to his leadership hence we plead with the president not to reappoint him. It will be in the best interest of the party that Mr. President, you engage the services of a different person who has competent leadership qualities and clear vision towards the development of the district.
Mr. Agyekum is not in good terms with the elected MP of the constituency because he opines that he has his authority from the Jubilee House and he is boss without the MP. He has refused an amicable solution to this situation on several occasions even in the presence of party elder F. F. Anto and Ashanti Regional Secretary Samuel Payne. He has displayed this gross disrespect to the Member of Parliament on several platforms. This led to the drastic drop of votes for the party in favour of opposition party and the independent candidate,” an intercepted document from the Kofi Agyei Sikapa-led group, reveals these and other grounds for president Akufo-Addo not to reappoint DCE Samuel Addai Agyekum.
The group, per the sighted document, intends to legitimately hit hard in pressing home their concerns in the best interest of the district and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Following the generally abysmal performance of the party’s parliamentary candidates in the December 2020 polls, most metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) have their jobs on the line because of their poor performances on the ground.
Source: Osei Kuffour, Freelance