Fanteakwa North, South NDC react to chiefs’ call

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Executive members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Fanteakwa North and South constituencies of the Eastern Region have expressed discontent about a letter purported to have been written by the chiefs of the Fanteakwa Traditional Council.

The letter allegedly chastised the administration of Mr Abass Fuseini Sbaabe, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Fanteakwa.

This was contained in a statement issued at Begoro and signed by Mr Foster Owusu, the Secretary of the Fanteakwa North constituency and copied to the Ghana News Agency.

The statement also reacted to the chiefs’ support for the candidature of Mr Collins Owusu-Appiah, a former DCE of the area.

According to the statement, inasmuch as the chiefs had the right as stakeholders to recommend the appointment of anybody they deemed fit for positions without inhibitions, the tone and content of their letter to the presidency left much to be desired.

The statement said the chiefs’ assertion that Mr Owusu Appiah was the only party member to put in a bidden to be nominated and appointed as DCE was wrong.

“Nananom are not in the position to tell the number of people who have expressed interest in vying for the DCE position”.

The statement also deflated the chiefs’ claim that the current DCE lacked the supposed attributes possessed by Mr Owusu Appiah, stressing, “the fact on the ground does not support their claims and even a stranger in the district can tell the tremendous infrastructural development that have taken place in Mr Sbaabe’s regime.”

The chiefs in their letter to the President had indicated that Mr Sbaabe did not constantly interact with them neither did he   disseminate regular information to the general public.