Pressure is mounting on the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Numo Addinortey Addison, as a group within his constituency, known as Concerned Group of Ashaiman, have petitioned President Mills for his immediate removal from office.
This paper learnt that the call by the group is based on what it terms the abysmal performance of the MCE, and they are basing it on the claim that “he has failed at achieving the President’s Better Ghana Agenda.”
The Concerned Group of Ashaiman thus say: “We are calling on the President to sack Mr. Numo Addinortey Addison [to] give way to another person in order for the area to have some real development.”
In an interview with Today, members of the concerned youth threatened to vote “skirt and blouse” come the 2012 General Election if the development in the constituency remains the same.
They argued that the MCE has very little to show in terms of development in the area. The group explained that roads running through various parts of the constituency have not seen any facelift over the last three years and there appears to be no contract to do so anytime soon. The roads therefore remain in very deplorable state rendering uncomfortable and stressful any attempt to access certain parts of the municipality.
Members lamented that the bad state of the roads make motorists suffer when plying these access routes, which weakens vehicles easily compelling vehicle owners and drivers to constantly purchase spare parts at high cost day in day out.
The Concerned Group dared the MCE to pin-point any significant development project established in the constituency during his tenure and stressed that Numo Addinortey has only been interested in satisfying the selfish interests of some of his cronies.
According to the youth group, the MCE always sits in the comfort of his office without going to the field to work or see to find out about the needs of under-developed areas in the constituency that need urgent attention.
“Ashaiman is a fast developing metropolis in the country which needs massive infrastructural development,” they stress.
To back up their call for the dismissal of the MCE, this paper has learnt, the youth group and other Ashaiman residents have threatened to embark on a massive demonstration unless the president heeds their call to sack Numo Addinortey Addison.
The group claims that party structures of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have broken down in the constituency, because individuals have hijacked it for their personal agenda. On that basis it warned that the NDC faces imminent collapse as long as Numo Addinortey remains the MCE of Ashaiman.
Meanwhile, Today sources within the constituency have disclosed that some distraught NDC members have begun deserting the party, and that is weakening it in the constituency.
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