Minister's suspension should be a wake-up call for all government appointees – Wontumi

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 Source: Peace FM

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi says he supports the decision of the President to ‘suspend’ any of his appointees who misbehave.

According to him, “It is better to axe-off appointees who will worry his [President Nana Addo] government than to keep them.”

President Akufo-Addo suspended his Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan following reports of political vigilantism in the region.

This was after he ordered for the release of some party members who vandalized the office of the Upper West regional NADMO office.

A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin stated that the Minister will remain suspended pending investigations into the matter.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended, with immediate effect, from office, the Minister for the Upper West Region, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, pending the outcome of the investigation into the unfortunate incidents that occurred at the premises of the Upper West Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), in Wa, on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.

“President Akufo-Addo reiterates his commitment to the application of the laws of the land, which must occur without fear or favour, affection or and without recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land”.

Speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, Wontumi noted that, “I will forever support any decision made by the President. He has a vision for this country.”

“The suspension is a wake-up call for all government appointees. Nobody is above the law”, he added.

Source: Peace FM

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