Members of the Commercial Drivers and Residents of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, are demanding the immediate removal of their Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Ibrahim Baidoo.
According to them, the MCE has failed to bring the needed development to the area. Some of the drivers who spoke to Citi News have indicated that they are unhappy about his continuous stay in office.
Some of them have thus called on President John Dramani Mahama to sack the MCE for reasons ranging from alleged mismanagement of funds and developmental neglect.
Despite Ashiaman being a stronghold of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), some of the residents have vowed to vote against President Mahama if he does not heed their calls.
Speaking to Citi News, one of the residents said, “can you imagine assembly rented a building to the national investment bank; 10.5 billion old currency and we don’t know what the money was used for; so we are calling on President Mahama to sack him or else we will vote against him.”
Some of the residents acknowledged the government’s hand in some developmental projects in the area; but insisted that the MCE be sacked to prove government’s commitment.
“President Mahama, we know that he has helped we the drivers in Ashiaman because he constructed a highway; but the Ashiaman-Lebanon and other roads are so bad, so we are calling on President Mahama to remove the MCE. If not, we will vote against him,” a driver stated.
“The MCE is not working. He is chopping the money just like that. Come and see our roads – potholes. The President has to know this; we are paying tax for it,” another incensed resident said.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana