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Politics of Saturday, 3 August 2019

Source: Ghanacrusader.com

Amasaman Market Demolition: NPP Executives start campaign against Akufo-Addo

Ga West MCE, Clement Wilkinson

A former executive member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region is threatening to lead a crusade against the party if President Akufo-Addo does not remove the Amasaman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson, from office.

According to him, he sacrificed his entire life to serve party and at a point sold his Land Cruiser vehicle to support activities of the NPP in the Amasaman district.

Mr Delove Yartey warned he will not sit down for the MCE to destroy the party in Amasaman and stressed if the presidency and the national party are not waking up against one person, then the party supporters will advise themselves.

He said, “I built the party here and many people know me and I'm quite popular in this area.”

“I am telling the whole world that if the President does not remove Clement then they should forget NPP in this constituency.”

Mr Yartey issued these threats during an interview with Ghanacrusader.com Friday morning when addressing the destruction of new market structures at Amasaman by the MCE.

The MCE in the company of a team of police officers reportedly raided the new market at dawn and laid waste to the structures being put up.

The market is being built to accommodate women selling along the Amasaman Highway who are constantly being hit, run over and killed by speeding vehicles.

Mr Yartey who happens to be the Market Committee Chairman stated that when the idea was first mooted, the MCE participated in all activities to get approval for the land from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the allodial owners.

According to him, Clement Wilkinson had an inclination that the project would not be done because there was some misunderstanding about the land.

According to him, they managed to get approval of the Ministry and other allied institutions and even sorted out the situation with the allodial family who supported the idea.

He stated that after they got the necessary approval and started, an elder brother of the MCE, one Offei, started fighting the Market Committee over the land.



He indicated that this is the third time that all the work they have done in connection with the market has been destroyed.

He said, “They demolished the first one; the second one and this is the third time. But the land does not belong to the Municipal. It belongs to the Agric ministry.”

“The women are on the road and cars are passing on them and killing them. So, when they were sacked, I was trying my best because I did not want the government to become a victim.”

“I am going to fight and if they are going to kill me because of this party I am ready to die.”

“I have fought for this party for too long and will not sit down for one person to destroy it because of his selfish interest.”



“If the President does not remove Clement Wilkinson, we the people in Amasaman are going to advise ourselves. Then they should forget the NPP here.