The barred of the DCE
Some youth of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Krachi West in the Oti Region have chased the District Chief Executive (DCE), Douglas Osei Nti, out of office for allegedly performing abysmally.
The aggrieved youth handed over Mr. Nti to the police to save his life unlike other places where DCEs are manhandled.
According to the youth, the actions and inaction of the DCE had infuriated the residents.
A former Constituency Chairman of the NPP in Krachi West, Mathias Kwame Banyaolenso, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, said the conduct of the DCE had been a major source of concern for the residents some time now.
“The situation which started with minor complaints has deteriorated to a level where everyone in the district is not happy with and so want him out,” he said.
He said last Tuesday, NPP youth realised that some of their colleagues were preparing to evict Mr. Nti.
“To ensure sanity and security, we, the NPP youth, organised ourselves, went to his office and prevailed on him to get out, so we took him to safety,” he continued.
Mr. Banyaolenso added that the law-abiding youth handed over the DCE to the police to ensure his safety.
“In my estimation, it’s clear that Krachi youth are not happy with how the DCE is treating us. There are so many things he has done that we complained about but no action was taken, so we stepped in to save the situation.”
Safo Sunkwa, former Constituency Organiser, in an interview with the media, disclosed that the youth took the action due to the incompetence of the DCE.
He indicated that the actions of the DCE were affecting the fortunes of the NPP in the area and undermining all the laudable initiatives of the current Akufo-Addo administration.
The two former executives claimed the current executives were aware of the concerns of the residents.
The Constituency Secretary, Perer Kra, said the party’s executives were not privy to the full details of the incident.
“I was at work when his chairman, Douglas Amanfo, asked me to rush to the police station, and when I got there I realised a lot of youth had gathered there and chanting war songs against the DCE.”
He revealed that the military is currently offering protection to the DCE.
Mr. Kra hinted that the chairman was also whisked to safety when his attempt to calm the youth backfired.
He said calm had been restored to the area and gave an assurance that the party’s executives would meet to thoroughly access the situation.
The constituency secretary also called on the security agencies to discharge their duties effectively to maintain law and order in the area.
From Fred Duodu, Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org)