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04.03.2009 Politics

President Mills urged to be cautious in the appointment of DCEs


Opanin Kwame Afreh, chairman of the Asante United Front (AUF), a pressure group in Kumasi, has appealed to President J. E. A. Mills to be cautious and nominate competent people who can represent him at the local level to successfully carry out the developmental agenda of his government.

He said the security apparatus, particularly the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), should be engaged to scrutinize the background of all persons the President intended to nominate for public office before their appointment.

Opanin Afreh made the appeal in a statement signed and issued in Kumasi.

According to him, there was no need to rush to appoint people only to be rejected by the Appointments Committee of Parliament or assembly members, adding that, it was important to pick those with unblemished character and universal appeal.

Opanin Afreh, however, commended President Mills for the meticulous way he carried out the selection and appointment of ministers.

He commended DCOP Kwaku Ayensu Opare Addo, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, for the role he had played in sustaining peace and order in the region, adding that, the government needed such strongmen to protect lives and property across the country.