Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi – MCE for Ejisu
THERE WAS drama at the Ejisu
Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, after a man stormed the
place to seize a vehicle of the assembly.
The man, identified as Okeseku Mintah Asare, claimed the assembly owed him GH¢4,500,
being the cost he had incurred in a court case between him and the assembly.
He, therefore, got to the
assembly in the company of a bailiff and they managed to drive away a Ford
vehicle belonging to the assembly’s Information Services Unit.
Explaining his actions on
Nhyira FM in Kumasi, Mintah Asare said the assembly destroyed his fence wall
and flowers “when Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh was the MCE for the area.”
According to him, he dragged
the assembly to a High Court in Kumasi and demanded damages against the
assembly for unlawfully causing destruction to his properties.
Mintah Asare said the current
MCE for Ejisu, Serwah Derkyi, upon assumption of office, passionately appealed
to him to drop the court case which he obliged.
“I, however, told the MCE that
even though I will not proceed with the court case, the assembly should bear
the cost that I had incurred for taking the matter to court,” he said.
Mintah Asare said the assembly was refusing to settle the GH¢4,500 cost and so he proceeded to court again and secured an order to seize a vehicle of the assembly.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi