Hohoe Assembly members demand removal of MCE for abysmal performance

Some members of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly have demanded the removal of the Chief Executive, Andrews Ofori, for abysmal performance since his appointment.

They also allege that the MCE had been using the assembly’s pickup vehicle on his farm when various departments and officials needed a vehicle to facilitate their work.

 Stephen Ahlidzi, an assembly member for Gbledi electoral area, addressing a press conference, said Mr Ofori’s actions, since he took over office, had been inimical to the development of the municipality, and also he had not initiated any development project to enhance the image of the area.

“There is nothing we as assembly persons and residents can boast of as initiatives within the period in focus. His actions and inactions negate the government’s policies and programmes to enhance development. The assembly’s vehicle to enhance delivery services has become Mr Ofori’s farm truck, it does not serve intended purposes, there are departments that need vehicles,” he bemoaned.

Mr Ahlidzi also alleged that the MCE failed to consult the assembly in the formation of the one district one factory committee and the selection of a factory suitable for the municipality. They also accused him of lack of transparency, probity and accountability.

The MCE, according to Mr Ahlidzi, also took delivery of street lights without the knowledge of assembly members,  distributed them without due process and a few are wasting in the assembly’s stores.

When contacted, Mr Ofori vehemently denied the allegations levelled against him but
 explained that the pickup in question was to be used by his coordinating directors and he has made it available to the coordinating directors, insisting that “the pickups were meant for the coordinating directors, my coordinating directors have a pickup, I don’t keep that pickup for my personal use.

“My office has been battling to clear the pile of debt left at the assembly before my appointment. My administration has been adjudged the best managing assembly in the Volta Region for five consecutive times indicating it is doing well.”

He said efforts are being made to repair heavy-duty equipment of the municipality.

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