Don’t Allow An NDC Man to be Your Presiding Member -Kyei Baffour To NPP Assembly Members

    /    Oct 3, 2016   /     NewsBreak  /    Comments are closed  /    461 Views

A local governance expert, George Kyei Baffour, has asked Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) members belonging to the opposition New Patriotic Party  (NPP) not to allow a National Democratic Congress(NDC) member to hold the presiding member position to steer the affairs of the assembly.

According to him, if an NDC member is elected as a presiding member, the subject of fairness and accountability would be questionable.

Mr. Baffour’s comment was in connection with several failed attempts by assembly members to elect a presiding member for the KMA due to instances of misunderstandings.

The assembly members have however agreed to meet to elect a presiding member on Tuesday October 4, after five failed attempts.

George Kyei Baffour who has bemoaned how the election of a presiding member for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has become complex in the past few months said a PM belonging to a ruling party usually gangs with the DCE to do the bidding of party supporters.

“If you ask my opinion as an objective person and not from the position of an academic discussion, my position would be that the NPP elements should not allow an NDC man or a protege of the NDC to assume the leadership.

Because you see, the assembly is an institution and the most important aspect of the district assembly system is accountability, fairness and transparency.

In most instances, assembly members who are elected and are there with the mandate of their people who are supposed to call the shot are pushed to the background and government appointees and MMDCEs, because they have the power of the party in government assume the power of the assembly inadvertently and I am not comfortable with this kind of situation,” he noted.

According to Mr Baffour, the assembly member who campaigns and wins the elections should be the person to call the shot, devoid of political interference.

He was speaking on Kapital Radio’s morning show, Daybreak Kapital on Monday.

Source: Felicity Frempong |

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