A timely intervention by the District Security Council (DISEC ) of the Upper West Akim District in the Eastern Region has saved the head of the District Chief Executives(DCE) for the area, Mr. Eugene Sackey, from been forcibly removed from office, as it is happening in other institutions across the country.
Information picked up by The Republic had it that the youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the district had planned to stage a protest to remove Mr.Sackey, from office.
The youth initially wrote a letter notifying the police of their intended demonstration against the DCE, on grounds of incompetency and disrespect to some members of the ruling party in the district capital at Adeiso.
In a letter dated 11th day of October, 2017, with headline, “Permission to Embark on a Peaceful Demonstration,” and addressed to the District Police Commander for Upper West Akim reads, “The youth of Adeiso humbly seek the permission of your august office to embark on a peaceful demonstration Thursday 19th October,2017 at 9:00 am.”
Portions of the letter intercepted by this paper further read, “We are embarking on this peaceful demonstration to register our displeasure about the actions and inactions of our District Chief Executive, Hon Eugene Sackey, that have resulted in the sharp decline of development in our district.”
“We the youth think that we cannot sit down and watch for things to go bad, that is why we are embarking on this peaceful demonstration,” the youth stated in their notice to the police earlier.
The protest notice however brought panic to the DCE, who is also Chairman of DISEC, to quickly convene a meeting with the police, who later impressed on leadership of the protestors to abandon the idea of going to the street against the DCE.
The NPP youth, according to our sources, are vexed with the DCE for not bringing any meaningful development projects to equalize the achievements of the previous NDC government in the district.
The DCE, is also being accused of sidelining key members of the party in the district in most of his decision-making and also failed severally to honour most social gathering.
In the view of the angry youth of the NPP at Adeiso, Eugene Sackey, upon assumption of office as DCE, failed to involve the constituency executives and also not delivering on the party campaign promises.
The foiling of the planned demonstration metamorphosed into the recent violence during the election of the presiding member in the district.
Most of the youth who felt the DCE is not performing to expectation have vowed to do everything possible to remove him, claiming that his actions and inactions are inimical to the development of the area and to the party.
An attempt to get to the DCE to verify the allegation of his poor performance proved unsuccessful as his cell phones were switched off at the time this paper placed a call.
The former DCE, Hon Derek OheneAssifoBekoe, is the current Member of Parliament for the Upper West Akim constituency.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix EngsaligeNyaaba