A group of women in the Jirapa municipality in the Upper West Region have appealed to the president to disregard calls for the removal of their Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Christine Bombanye-Amadu.
They expressed anger at what they termed as “the persistent harassment of the MCE by some former constituency executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)”, who have for the past two years, leveled series of unsubstantiated allegations against her which were later proven by state investigative bodies to be palpable false.
Former constituency executives had given the president one-week ultimatum to fire Madam Christine Bombanye-Amadu for allegedly abusing her office as MCE and maintained that all allegations leveled against her had been duly investigated by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Auditor-General’s department and was exonerated.
However, the Jirapa constituency executives of the party had also thrown their support behind the MCE, calling on the president to disregard calls for her dismissal and insisted that they were solidly behind her.
At a press conference to vent their spleen on the former constituency executives in Jirapa, the women group calling itself ‘Organize Women of Jirapa’ led by Perpetual Ninle, cited how two other former female District Chief Executives of the area were ousted by agitations from party foot soldiers, stressed that “women in the municipality are increasingly worried about how women appointees are harassed out of office by our male counterparts.
“Those calling for the dismissal of the MCE are doing so because of their self seeking interests, they must allow the MCE to work since the Jirapa municipality is bigger than any group or individual, we need our hardworking MCE and we need others to also drum home our demand.
“We appeal to the leadership of the party to call our male counterparts to order or we will be compelled to organise series of demonstrations in support of our MCE and all other women appointees in the area,” Madam Perpetual Ninle said.
Collins Tenye, Deputy Constituency Secretary, explained that “the leaders of the so-called group are individuals who have personal issues with the MCE regarding appointments and allocation of school feeding projects”.
But Gerald Kansoh, one of the leaders calling for the dismissal of the MCE, avowed that “the MCE has shown enough incompetence and disrespect for the executives and must not be allowed to stay in office”. –citinewsroom.com