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Regional News of Monday, 29 February 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Photos: Irate women lock up DCE’s office in Chereponi

Irate women lock up DCE’s office in Chereponi

A group of irate women, believed to be supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), besieged the Chereponi Assembly, Monday and locked up the offices.

The women are demanding the immediate removal of the District Chief Executive (DCE) Hajia Marry Nakobu, of the area.

The DCE is currently out of town, attending a funeral at Salaga, but the development has prevented other officials of the assembly from accessing their offices to perform official duty.

Starr News sources said the women took the action in protest against the DCE’s interference in the recruitment of people into the reformed Youth Entrepreneur Agency (YEA).

Hajia Nakobu has confirmed the incident to Starr News and accused the district director of the Agency, Baba Yaaka of masterminding the women's action.

“It is the director of YEA who is behind all this. He was taking GHC5 from people in the district claiming he wants to recruit them without my notice so I went and I stopped it, and has mobilized the women to do that,” the DCE alleged.

Hajia Nakobu said she has informed the police to take charge and to ensure the assembly officials get access to their offices.