Kumbungu Residents Cry For DCE

The people of Kumbungu District of the Northern Region have made a passionate appeal to President John Dramani Mahama to appoint a substantive District Chief Executive (DCE) for the district.

They maintained that the absence of a substantive DCE for the district, since its creation, has not only worsened their plight also but exacerbated the poverty situation there.

Issaka Alhassan Wunitira, president of the Concern Citizens of Kumbungu at a news conference here yesterday, stressed that the continued delay of appointing a DCE for the district was creating a disillusion and alienation, particularly among the rank and file of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“Some of the residents were of the view that the President and NDC administration had neglected the district,” he stated.

Mr. Wunitira said the people cannot understand why President Mahama, since the creation of the district two years ago, had failed to appoint a DCE to supervise the development of the area.

He hinted that further delay in appointing a DCE would not only hinder the development of the district, but would also thwart the fortunes of the NDC in the next general election.

According to him, many loyalists of the NDC in the district were already blaming themselves for the total loyalty and dedication towards the party.

He cautioned that many people in the district would advise themselves, if the President failed to heed to their plea.

He argued that many fine opportunities had escaped the youth of the area as a result of the lack of a DCE as they did not know who to approach for development projects. From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Kumbungu

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