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Scrap Gov’t appointees from district assembly system – says former KMA Mayor

kofiFormer Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Hon Maxwell Kofi Jumah has said that chaos associated with the election of a KMA presiding member will never end until a new government comes to power adding that unless government appointees system are scraped the assemblies will never see peace.

Speaking on OTEC FM’S DWABREM Programme on Tuesday following confusion between Assembly members in a bid to elect a presiding member for KMA, Mr. l Kofi Jumah said the election is politically motivated therefore it would be difficult for the assembly to get a presiding member until a new government with a vision comes to power while you 30% of appointees.

“Myself I don’t understand the meaning of that chaos. Some personalities have overshadowed the assembly and it is now partisan politics and so I don’t expect them to resolve issues like this until new a government comes to power” he noted.

Another effort by the KMA to elect a presiding member Tuesday, September 27, 2016 has been fraught with chaos.


“Let’s scrap the government appointee 30 percent thing. We should do away with it because it is archaic, it is outmoded, it is of no use.”  Kofi Ghana as he is popularly called, told the Programm’s host Nana Ampratwum .


But the former KMA boss who was also Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development as well as MP for Asokwa believes the situation will be even worse if NDC retains power. “Even if NDC retains power in December, it will still remain the same till their position is changed” he insisted.

This would be the fourth time the assembly would have failed in electing a presiding member. Previous elections resulted in near brawls between the assembly members.


Hon Kofi Jumah described the Ashanti Regional Minister acting as the CEO for the Metropolis as blatant breach of existing laws in Ghana adding that the illegality must stop immediately..


Source Otec fm, Kumasi, story by CJ LOIUS AND ERIC ASAMOAH/PROTOCOL




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