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21.04.2009 Politics

Kadjebi chiefs reject Mills` DCE

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The eight paramount chiefs making up the Kadjebi District have petitioned President J.E.A Mills to withdraw the District Chief Executive nominated for the area, Mr. Seth Alifui.

The chiefs said they know the nominee very well and alleged that he does not have the requisite qualification and exposure to enable him handles the affairs of the District. The eight Paramount chiefs who made this known at a press conference that preceded a demonstration of the youth at Kadjebi and addressed by Regent of the Ampeyo traditional area, Nana Aboagye Prempeh, noted that the President's nominee does not relate well with them.

The chiefs also noted that since the fourth Republican constitution came into effect, governments have always appointed DCEs from the Kadjebi and Asato traditional areas, leaving the other six traditional areas. According to the chiefs, their preferred candidate for the DCE position is Mr. Nicholas Fato, who is from the northern part of the District, popularly called Wawa-Agya, which has never produced any DCE.

They believed that the current nominee is not loyal and suitable party candidate as he allegedly offered himself as an independent parliamentary candidate against his own party.

The chiefs said the traditional areas have co-existed peacefully with one another, including with the settler communities, but the new nomination is threatening this peaceful co-existence and, therefore, appealed to the President to treat their concern with dispatch.

In a related development, the youth of the District had also demonstrated against the President's nominee to show their displeasure. Reading a statement on behalf of the youth who described themselves as 'Concerned Youth of Kadjebi', through their spokesman, Mr. Ben Akompi, said those who might have been telling the President that all was well about the nomination of Mr. Alifui were misleading him.

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