The acting Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Joseph Atura Amiyuure and the acting Bakwu MCE Hajia Hawa appeared to be the most criticized Municipal Chief Executive in the Upper East Region.
It all started immediately after his appointment as the President’s representative in the Bolgatanga Central of the Upper East Region. His appointment came as a shock to some party and none party members within the constituency considering his activeness and contribution to the party.
According to those who expressed shock with his appointment as the MCE, they were thinking their Parliamentary candidate in the 2016 general election will be considered for the position but was rather taken by massive surprise.
However, since Mr. Amiyuure appointment as the MCE, it has not been that smooth for him as earlier presumed because the people were poised to holding him accountable as the father of the District.
An issue like the street lighting system, Traffic Light, bad Road Network, Bolgatanga trader’s relocation, Assembly serving notice of vacation to some stores in Bukare, Relocation of goat market to Yorogo, and above all, Mr. Amiyuure was once accused by his constituency Chairman of not showing any cooperation to the party. The Ghana First Company Toilet Project, which was a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement between the assembly and the private Company also receive interesting criticism especially from the aggrieved contractors who pointed how they have gone for a bank loan and ended up not been paid after making huge investment on the project.
However, according to a publication sighted before the 2020 general election, the party executive in the Constituency even came out open to register their displeasure.
“Bolgatanga Central constituency Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have accused the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Joseph Atura Amiyuure of working at variance with the fortunes of the party in the constituency”.
Aside from all these criticisms, which affected Mr. Amiyuure delivery, he did his best in the area of tackling the issue of traffic light system which received massive criticism due to the continuous road accident experience each blessed day within the Municipality.
The acting Bawku Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hajia Hawa Ninchema is another President appointee at the local level that has received criticisms.
According to some residents of Bawku Municipality, since the appointment of Hajia Hawa as the representative of the president in the Bawku constituency of the Upper East, she does not regards the party youth who approached her for any assistance, “she does not consult party executives in the constituency before deciding on issues when she receives contracts, she will end up given the contract out to the NDC people, she handles Mahama Ayariga the MP as if he is an NPP Member of Parliament” these were some of the response that got people talking about Hajia Hawa style of leadership. Even though the construction of the road isn’t her duty, the roads in the Bawku Municipality were terribly bad and some who do not understand the process blamed her for not showing any concern to address the deplorable road nature.
However, in a report published by Starrfmonline.com on Thursday 30 May 2019, some assembly members appended their signatures to remove her from office
“As many as ten assembly members have appended their signatures to an eviction action against the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Bawku, Hajia Hawa Ninchema.
“The number of those pushing for her removal is exactly the one-third slice of the twenty-eight members of the assembly required per the model standing orders of the house to summon a meeting for an MCE to be thrown out of office”.
According to the 10 Assembly members, their call for her removal as Bawku MCE was as a result of some level of incompetence.
“A letter addressed to the Presiding Member of the Bawku Municipal Assembly by the 10 consigners cites “some high level of incompetence…leading to her detention by the Special Prosecutor Office” among a number of reasons they are yearning for a replacement”.
However, we also gathered that aside from some of these issues, which generated some criticisms from these residents, Hajia Hawa also did her best in bringing some development in the Bawku Municipality, some CHIPs Compounds were constructed through her effort, and also through her, the people of Bawku have gotten one of the biggest supermarket (Melcom) and she is currently constructing a market in the Municipality under her leadership.
Apexnewsgh.com will be updating you with the second batch of MMDCs whose actions generated some criticism in their various district assemblies in the Upper East Region within the last 4 years.
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