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Opinions of Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Columnist: Akpah, Prince

Congrats Hon. Pascal Lamptey, MCE of Ketu South.

For most people in Ketu south Municipal, the world bank of
the ruling NDC, seeing the election of a new MCE to fill the vacant position of
Municipal chief Executive after one unsuccessful trial, 28th of
October was one that most citizens would never have forgiven themselves if they
were not there or had monitored the program on the various local radio
stations. More or less it was a holiday as to the number of people that thronged
in and out of the Municpal Assembly, the venue for the momentous election.
Present were the regional minister, Nii Afotey Agbo, MP and
Minister of Financial and Allied Institutions, Hon. Fifi Kwetey, Hon Dzifa
Gomashie who also doubles as a government appointee and deputy minister, Kofi
Adams deputy general secretary of the NDC amongst a lot of other dignitaries
from chiefs, civil servants, media houses and also highly represented, the
security agencies.
After all the
controversies, from the various allegations against the Government Nominee, to
bribes circulating among assembly members, ‘’letters’’ of court injunction,
appointment and swearing in of new Government appointees, voting of a new
presiding member to monitor the day’s proceedings because the behaviors of
Cephas Anagbo (PM), Hon. Pascal Lamptey really had a tough time as in the
history of this same process in the whole of Ketu District now a municipal.
Even as the story unfolds some Party executives where also seriously on the
agenda of making him not win but rather prefer their own choices to fill the
seat. But all thanks to the also positive thinking Member of Parliament whose
presence saw the proceedings a success as he couldn’t wait to see his ‘twin
brother’ in the development of his constituency and municipal emerge
Hon. Pascal Lamptey who was my own teacher in social
studies, now citizenship education in Amazing Love Schools is a very gentle
man, goal oriented, disciplined as I will never forget some of his lashes,
kind, caring, hardworking and very good teacher, he was also the deputy youth
organizer of the party and the director of culture at the municipal. In his
acceptance speech he stressed on three words as all he will be doing which are
Unity, Reconciliation and Development, he also commended the president and
other minister for appointing him to this position as the representative of the
president to his people.
The evening affairs in the municipal were left to it self to
tell another day as history.
Congratulations my former teacher and party executive. You are
my MCE and hope we will soon work together on your agenda of unity,
reconciliation and development of Ketu south. So far the municipal has produced
the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Minister of Financial and
Allied Institutions, Deputy Minister of Culture and Creative Arts and a whole
lot of Appointees serving under this government
Also with his work so far, he will soon be cutting sod for a water project
in the municipal as he gears up to host in partnership with the MP the

Thank you.
Akpah Prince