18 January 2013

Ghana: 'We're Ready to Go, If ...'

Takoradi — CONTRARY to perception that every appointee of the Atta Millis administration is quaking in his or her shoes following President Mahama's call for handing over notes, two such appointees in the western region say they have no fear of being booted out of office, if that is the President's wish.

The duo - Deputy Western Regional Minister, Emelia Arthur and District Chief Executive Officer for Mpohor, Anthony Bassaw - freely commented on the situation, while majority are tight-lipped.

Ms Arthur, speaking on Kyzz FM, bluntly pointed out that she does not entertain any fear or apprehension as she prepares her handing over note. According to her, she is ready for any decision the president might take, whether to retain her or boot her out.

She added that political appointments were not permanent, and as such whatever decision the President might take, she was ready for it.

On his part, the District Chief Executive for Mpohor, Mr. Bassaw told the host of the radio programme that the he did not fear being sacked from office. 'I am a lawyer and I can go back to practice as a lawyer. So I do not fear being kicked out of office'.

It is believed that most DCE's in the region are going to be relieved of their posts and the regional minister, Paul Evans Aidoo, who is said be at loggerheads with the regional executives of the NDC party, is expected to be the biggest casualty.

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