Staff of district assemblies warned against sabotage of development

Kwabia Owusu-Mensah, GNA

Kumasi, Feb. 28, GNA
– Mr Simon Osei Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has warned officials of the
district assemblies against clandestine acts that seek to sabotage the implementation
of development projects in their areas of jurisdiction.

He said political or
personal ambitions of assembly officials, such as Metropolitan, Municipal and
District Chief Executives and Coordinating Directors would not be allowed to
step in to derail the progress and development of the people in the region.

Addressing MMDCEs
and MMDCDs in the region after the signing of their 2020 Performance Contracts
in Kumasi, Mr Osei Mensah said the government would not allow selfish interest
to override the development of the region.

“We are not going to
allow anyone to draw us back; we will not tolerate anything that will sabotage
development in the region”, he warned.

He noted that, the
performance targets must be met at all cost and called for effective collaboration
between the MMDCEs and the MMDCDs to achieve that goal.

Mr Osei Mensah,
pointed out that, the code of conduct would be applied to ensure that officials
did not go contrary to their duties towards the development of the region.

He stressed the need
to release on time resources to people who have been assigned with certain
duties in the various assemblies to enable them work according to schedule to
achieve targets.

The Minister said
the performance contract was crucial and significant since it would encourage
them to work extra hard to achieve development goals earmarked for their

The Dean of MMDCEs
in the Ashanti region, Mr Joseph Owusu, gave the assurance that the MMDCEs and
their Coordinating Directors would continue to work closely together to bring
the needed development to the people.