25 January 2011

Ghana: Dismissed DCE Fights Ex-NDC Boss Over Bungalow Occupation

The Dismissed District Chief Executive for Sekyere East, Kwadwo Adae continues to fight on, a few days after he was asked to vacate his position. He is being chased away from the official state bungalow allocated to him.

The clock is ticking every minute for the dismissed DCE to vacate his residence, with pressure from the former NDC chairman for the Effiduase-Asokore constituency, Alhaji Issah Adamu, a.k.a Malala.

The ex-NDC Boss does not understand why Adae continues to occupy the official residency when he has been dismissed by the President.

Malala was reported to have invaded the premises of the DCE to forcibly evict him, after failing to secure the support of the District Coordinating Council and the Police Command.

The ex-NDC chairman, who is said to be a long standing foe of the sacked DCE, wants the former DCE to vacate the residency as soon as possible.

Bu the sacked DCE is defending his continuous occupation in the house and says he is no under pressure to leave the residency, even though he has been dismissed from the position as the DCE.

Defending his continued stay in the bungalow, Adae said there is a provision in the Constitution which gives dismissed government officials some grace period to occupy residential bungalows for three months, before moving out.

The ex-DCE contended that he would not move out, until he has officially handed over to whoever would take charge as the next DCE for the area. He told the paper in an interview that he was fully aware of moves by the former NDC chairman to evict him from the residence, but said he was not bothered.

"Yes, I know, I am told he went to the District Coordinating Director and then to the District Police Commander for them to assist him to eject me from here, but he is lying because he can never throw me out!," he threatened.

Asked why the ex-party chairman was at his heels, Adae said he could not tell exactly the reason for the ex- chairman's hatred towards him.

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