Some aggrieved youth of Weija-Gbawe Municipality have unanimously kicked against the proposed nomination of one Robert Nii Armah Tagoe as the possible candidate for the position of Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the newly created assembly.
According to them, the proposed nominee was not cut for the position of MCE.
The aggrieved youth lead by the Asafoatse of Weija, Nii Ayi Pampanku I, have, therefore, called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Chief of Staff and the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development to discard any plan(s) or processes to nominate Mr Tagoe.
Their call was contained in a petition signed by Nii Ayi Pampanku I on behalf of the youth of Weija and copied to Today.
The petition noted that: “We write on behalf of the chiefs, Elders and people of Weija, and officially petition to your high office against any possible appointment of Mr Robert Nii Armah Tagoe as Municipal Chief Executive Officer for Weijaa- Gbawe Municipal Assembly”.
According to petition, Weija and Gbawe have a long-standing rivalry, which borders on land and chieftaincy disputes.
It explained that it was during the tenure of former President J.A Kufuor’s administration that some form of mediation took place to forestall peace between the two communities.
Nii Pampanku I also accused Mr Armah Tagoe of showing open bias towards Weija Traditional Leader, Nii Boafo Danyina Nse I, who also doubles as a government appointee, in the full glare of assembly members and senior management staff during a general assembly meeting held at the Ga South Municipal Assembly.
“This same man opposed the appointment of Nii Nse I as a representative of the Greater Accra Regional Lands Commission and a member on some sub-committees of the assembly” he added.
“For this and many other reasons it will be suicidal for the president to consider his appointment as the MCE. This, we believe, will resurrect old age upheavals between Weija and Gbawe,” the petition added.