Enact laws on removal of public servants—Adjei-Darko

Mr Adjei-Darko

Mr Adjei-Darko

The former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development under the Kufuor-led administration, Kwadwo Adjei-Darko has blamed the recent attack on Dr Akoto Osei, Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation by angry members of vigilante group, Delta force in the Ashanti Region on what he calls ‘weak systems’.

He explained that it would be proper if Parliament would enact laws that took care of how a civil servant such as District Chief Executives (DCEs), Members of Parliament (MPs) could be removed from office with the involvement of the electorate over his/her failure to remain accountable to the citizenry.

There was heavy tension at Tafo-Pankrono Constituency in the Ashanti Region on Sunday when aggrieved members of the pro- New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta force, stormed a meeting organised by the party executives to demand answers of failed promises and neglect from their MP, Dr Akoto Osei.

Although reports has it that Dr Akoto Osei wasn’t physically assaulted, members of the group accused him of unfulfilled promises made to them before the 2016 general election.

However, Mr Adjei-Darko indicated that “the absence of a legislation to regulate the activities of vigilante groups and also laws that guide the removal from office of civil and public servants whose conduct is seen as reprehensible contributes to ‘weak systems’.

“All of that can be solved if we have a system that helps, ensures I am accountable to the people whether it’s a DCE, MP or a minister,  the president knows he is accountable to the people that is why in spite of his busy schedules, he still makes time to tour parts of the country to interact with the people.

“When he is called for a function he goes because he won’t sit in the Jubilee house for four years, if you are an MP or a Minister and the system is such that you are accountable to the people while doing your work in Accra, it will make you think about your future and also do the work well,” Mr Adjei-Darko cautioned..kasapafmonline.com

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