Mr. Daniel Amartey, immediate past Chief Executive of the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal assembly has launched a scathing attack on some members of the National Democratic Congress accusing them of being behind a witch hunt against his bid to contest the Greater Accra regional Chairman position.
The former MCE was arrested yesterday by the Kpeshie Divisional Police and reported to have been linked to an impounded vehicle carrying over 135 sewing machines belonging to the Ghana Youth Enterprise and Enterpreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) at the local level.
Daniel Amartey has rejected outright allegations that he has been involved in some corrupt dealings. The vehicle, which was impounded about 4pm on Wednesday was said to have loaded the sewing machines from Mr. Amartey’s official residence and was later, seen offloading at an assembly member’s house.
Speaking on the Pravda Ultimate Starter, Daniel Amartey who is currently a Deputy Greater Accra regional School Feeding Programme said the claims are fallacious.
According to him, the assembly has taken all its assets that were in his custody during his hand over to the current MCE, Mr. Seth Badu Tawiah.
According to Mr Amartey, some GYEEDA officials in the area consulted him when he was serving as the MCE to assist beneficiaries with a safe place to keep their sewing machines since there was no occupying space at the assembly.
He explained that he authorized some officials from GYEEDA to come for the machines when his term in office ended.
Mr Amartey confirmed that the machines do not belong to the assembly but GYEEDA.
But Municipal Chief Executive, Seth Badu Tawiah explained that his predecessor (Daniel Amartey) did not follow due process.
He noted that Mr. Amartey did not mention the machines in his handing over note.
Some GYEEDA officials at LEKMA have however attested to the fact that the former MCE released all the machines for them when he was leaving office and so there is no way he could have conspire with any of their members to sell the machines.
The Deputy Coordinator for GYEEDA at LEKMA, Frank Nii Dua said the initiative was to support young men and women who have completed apprenticeship training and graduated in dressmaking, and encourage them to start their own small businesses and to create employment opportunities in their areas.
Meanwhile, presiding member of the assembly, Agnes Naa Momo Lartey has called for cool heads to row.
She explained that the assembly will not be deter with the current state of affairs at the assembly but will rather focus on how to help beneficiaries receive their equipments.
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