The sacked Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu/Juaben in the Ashanti Region, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, has expressed anger over the bizarre manner in which his sack letter got to the social media, even before he could see it.
He suspects that his detractors at the registry department of the municipal assembly intentionally leaked the official letter tothe public; and has vowed to make sure that the traitor is fished out and prosecuted accordingly.
‘It is a confidential document, so how come an official letter of this caliber be leaked outside?’ he asked in an angry tone, stating that the letter was all over the social media. ‘I have the letter on my mobile phone, even though I am yet to see the hard copy which was sent to me. My wife, who is domiciling abroad, saw it on the social media so she ‘WhatsApped’ it to me,’ he said on Kessben fm.
A letter, dated July 8, 2015 and signed by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Collins Dauda, indicating to Yamoah Ponkoh that his tenure of office expired on July 5, 2015, went viral on the social media over the weekend.
Part of the terse letter – copies of which had been sent to the vice president, chief of staff and other key personalities – ordered Yamoah Ponkoh to hand over all government property in his care to the Ashanti Regional Minister. Yamoah Ponkoh asserted,
‘The letter circulating in the social media has the stamp of the assembly on it, meaning that someone who received it at the registry department of the assembly leaked it outside, perhaps to embarrass me.
‘On Monday, I will report the leaked letter issue to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Peter Anarfi Mensah, so that the disturbing matter could be investigated. I believe the culprit can go to jail.’
He said the decision by some staffers of the assembly to leak the confidential letter was a clear indication that he had several saboteurs at the assembly.
According to him, he had not been sacked as it is being spread around in the social media, explaining that he had duly overstayed his four-year term in office. ‘I was even expecting the letter, telling me to step aside. I am not surprised,’ said.
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