The paramount chief of Tema, Nii Adjei Kraku II has advocated the new Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of the habour city should be an indigene.
According to Nii Kraku II , the chiefs and people of Tema were convinced beyond reasonable doubt that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo can get a competent indigene to manage the affairs of the metropolis.
He therefore prayed the President to grant the wish of the Tema Traditional Council in order to guarantee that the area would get the desired development.
Nii Kraku made the appeal when the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey and some officers of the Regional Coordinating Council presented assorted items to the Tema Mantse towards the celebration of the Kpelejoo festival.
The festival is celebrated annually by indigenes to commemorate a good harvest.
The items include cartons of water, drinks, and an undisclosed amount of money.
The Tema Mantse noted that experience has shown that indigenes have been able to perform better as MCEs and was optimistic that subsequent ones would also do same.
He added that indigenes who had been MCEs would be able to identify the needs of the people because of their understanding of the socio-economic and political environment.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister said the concerns of the paramount chief and the people of Tema were noted and would be forwarded to President Akufo-Addo.
He disclosed that Nana Akufo-Addo has his roots from a royal family and would therefore listen to their concern.
Earlier, the Tema Metropolitan Assembly also donated an amount of GHC5,000,
30 bags of sachet water, 20 cartons of water, ten crates of soft drinks, ten cartons of beer and two cartons of schnapps to support the celebration of the festival.
From Dzifa Tetteh, Tema.