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Regional News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Source: Daniel Kaku

Sack Western North Regional Minister now - Angry Sefwi youth to Akufo-Addo

Some irate youth of Sefwi in the Western North Region have called on President Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency sack their Regional Minister, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu for 'attacking' the Paramount Chief of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Katakyie Kwasi Bumangama II.

This follows a petition written by the Regional Minister to the Local Government Minister to sack his Deputy, Alex Tetteh for disrespecting his authority.

In the petition, the Regional Minister accused the President of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council for supporting the Deputy Minister to change the site for the construction of a Regional Coordinating Council Office.

In a four-page letter to the Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, dated 11 June 2019, the Minister enumerated several reasons why his Deputy Minister must be questioned.

Some of the reasons he outlined include the Deputy Regional Minister convening a Regional Security Council meeting without his knowledge, issuing security orders to counter his own orders and conniving with a chief to change the site for a Regional Coordinating Council office.

Western North Region was created out of the Western Region to develop the area rapidly. After the creation, President nominated the Member of Parliament for Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai, Hon. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu and approved by Parliament as the Regional Minister for the area four months ago and Hon. Alex Tetteh was chosen as his Deputy but since two personalities assumed the affairs, the Region has not seen peace.

But in a statement issued by the aggrieved youth of Sefwi and copied to GhanaWeb's Correspondent, have noted that words used by the Regional Minister against the Paramount Chief were very derogatory.

According the statement "The meaning of the word conive is as follow: "conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful secretly".

The statement added that "We think that the regional minister letter is an attack on the integrity and character of the President of the traditional council".

The statement, however, opined that "We are also worried and frightened about the security of Katakyie Kwasi Bumangama II since the regional minister who is the head of regional security had expressed his position of hatred and dislike for Katakyie. We cannot wait for the unfortunate to happen because "had I known is always at last".

They are therefore by this release, urging President Akufo-Addo to remove their Regional Minister without further delay.

"Accordingly we request the President of the Republic of Ghana to remove the regional minister for Western North without further delay", the statement concluded.

Below is the full statement

WESTERN NORTH REGIONAL MINISTER MUST RENDER UNQUALIFIED APPOLOGY TO KATAKYIE KWASI BUMANGAMA II IMMEDIATELY - By the aggrieved Youth

The people of Sefwi demand an unqualified appology from The Regional Minister for the strong words used against the President of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council, Katakyie Kwasi Bumangama II.

The meaning of the word conive is as follow:

"conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful secretly".

We think that the regional minister letter is an attack on the integrity and character of the President of the traditional council.

We are also worried and frightened about the security of Katakyie Kwasi Bumangama II since the regional minister who is the head of regional security had expressed his position of hatred and dislike for Katakyie. We cannot wait for the unfortunate to happen because "had I known is always at last".

Accordingly we request the President of the Republic of Ghana to remove the regional minister for Western North without further delay.

Thank You!

Signed!

Kwaku Amoako Afriyie

The leader of aggrieved Youth

S. K. Boah

Secretary of aggrieved youth

T. K. Gyenin

Spokesperson for the group

Tel: 0244120774

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