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Politics of Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Source: starrfmonline.com

Asuogyaman DCE blows GHC70k to renovate district coordinator’s residence

The Asuogyaman district assembly has coughed out a hefty amount of GHC72,618.00 to renovate the residence of the district coordinating director of the area.

The amount was approved for payment by the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asuogyaman, Samuel Kwame Agyekum in May this year.

The DCE is also reported to have spent a whopping amount of money to renovate his official residence.

The development has sparked anger among supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the area who believe the money spent on the house is outrageous.

The angry residents have petitioned President Akufo-Addo for his removal from office.

A copy of the petition sighted by Starr News said: “Our call is of paramount interest to us due to the fact that since the incumbent DCE assumed office, he has not proactively engaged the many party faithful and concerned youth groups to keep them abreast always in the news for destroying the good name of the Party and the Presidency that afforded him the opportunity to serve through unimaginable inflated contracts, procurement without recourse to due process and resultant derogatory interactions with the District Finance officer who is committed to protecting the public purse as our intelligence indicates”.

The petition further said: “Conclusively, we strongly believe in decentralized governance and equitable distribution of authority and believe his timely removal from office and investigation for acts of corruption will serve as a unifying effort of your able administration which will enhance your relationship with the constituents and ensure development through reputable, responsible and accountable”.

When contacted by Starr News on the claims Tuesday, Mr. Kwame Agyekum confirmed the amount but noted the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is investigating the issue.