A group of women in the Jirapa municipality in the Upper West Region have called on the president to disregard calls for the dismissal of their Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Christine Bomannye Amadu.
The women who made the call at a press conference expressed anger at what they termed as “the persistent harassment of the MCE by some former constituency executives of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).”
[contextly_sidebar id=”P0G7TY8f8qaJGOcWFTJ7voR9e3DwabGZ”] Former constituency executives last week gave the president a one-week ultimatum to fire madam Bomannye Amadu for allegedly abusing her office as MCE.
But one of the leaders of the women group calling itself “organize women of Jirapa”, Perpetual Ninle explained that “the former executives have for the past two years, levelled series of unsubstantiated allegations against the MCE which were later proven by state investigative bodies to be palpable false”.
Citing how two other former female district chief executives of the area were ousted by agitations from party footsoldiers, Perpetual Ninle said: “women in the municipality are increasingly worried about how women appointees are harassed out of office by our male counterparts”.
She said those calling for the dismissal of the MCE are doing so because of their self seeking interests.
Madam Ninle appealed to the leadership of the NPP to call their boys to order or they will be compelled to organise a series of demonstrations in support of the MCE and all other women appointees in the area.
Some of the women went down their knees during the press conference, holding placards with inscriptions such as “allow the MCE to work”, ” Jirapa municipality is bigger than any group or individual”. “Mr. president we need our hardworking MCE” and some others to drum home their demand.
In another development, the Jirapa constituency executives of the NPP have also thrown their support behind the MCE, calling on the president to disregard calls for her dismissal.
The deputy constituency secretary Tenye Collins, the executives said they are solidly behind Christine Bomannye Amadu.
They explained that “the leaders of the so-called group are individuals who have personal problems with the MCE regarding appointments and the allocation of school feeding projects”.
The group maintained that all allegations levelled against the MCE have been duly investigated by EOCO and the Auditor General’s department and she was exonerated.
Meanwhile, one of the leaders calling for the dismissal of the MCE, Gerald Kansoh has said, “the MCE has shown enough incompetence and disrespect the for executives and must not be allowed to stay in office”.
By: Mahama Latif | citinewsroom.com | Latif. firstname.lastname@example.org | Ghana.