The executives of the NPP in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region seem to be divided on the recent accusation against the DCE Hon. Kwasi Bonzoh. Another clique of the constituency leadership has sprung in support of the DCE.
Addressing the media at Nkroful on Tuesday April 2, 2019, Second Vice Chairman of the NPP in the Ellembelle Constituency, Mr. James Cobbinah, said there has not been any meeting of the party executives on where the DCE lives and that they are not in support of what is circulating in the media.
The petition from some disgruntled constituency executives making runs in the media said in part; “The DCE, since his appointment in 2017, has been lodging in a rented apartment in Takoradi (about 75 KM to the district capital) at the expense of the assembly neglecting official bungalow which had been occupied by previous district chief executives of the area… He hardly comes to work and people will always meet his absence thereby creating discomfort for the entire populace which is stifling development of the district”.
But James Cobbinah blamed the party chairman, Samuel Akainya of plotting to defame the DCE. Mr. Cobbinah suspects the chairman wants to bring his own candidates for the parliamentary primaries. He further stated that they will also write a petition to the Chief of Staff and the party’s national executives concerning the allegations. He advised the disgruntled executives to stop disgracing the DCE so that the NPP gets massive win in election 2020.
I have not abandoned my official residence
The DCE who was at the press conference explained that the official residence was not in good shape and that there were some works still being done for which budget has been allocated for it.
Hon. Bonzoh further revealed that he lives in his own apartment at Essiama. He however affirmed that the official residence has been assigned to seven officials who stay beyond the boundaries of the district assembly. He said this was to make their work convenient since they would not have to travel long distance to go to work.
Hon. Bonzoh also urged party members to come together since there are some people who want to bring their own candidates for the parliamentary primaries. He further said he is really working hard for the party to be in power in 2020.
By: Apt News Desk