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Talensi-Nabdam Cries for DCE

2008-04-23 21:26:50
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THE CONTINUED absence of a substantive District Chief Executive (DCE), for the Talensi-Nabdam District Assembly, is said to be slowing down the development of the assembly. Since the removal of Mr. Sebastian Tibil Bisinab, the then DCE for Talensi-Nabdam district, in November last year by President J.A Kufuor, the district has been without a substantive political head.

Mr. Bisinab’s removal was alongside that of several DCEs across the country, including that of the Bawku Municipal, and Bawku West District assemblies, in the Upper East Region. But fortunately for the two assemblies, they now have substantive chief executives.

In a press statement, endorsed by 18 concerned assembly members, concerned citizens and Unit Committee members, of Talensi and Nabdam, they noted that though Mrs. Agnes Chigabatia, the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, has since been acting as the DCE, she had a heavy schedule to attend to.

For instance, they stated that she is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa North, and was required to be in Parliament as a legislator, and ensuring that she retains her seat in the upcoming elections, she is equally supposed to keep her office as a Deputy Regional Minister.

“Though hardworking, it is evidently clear that the Talensi-Nabdam District, can only get little attention from the acting District Chief Executive, to ensure that pertinent and critical decisions required to be taken, to move the assembly forward, are carried through,” the statement asserted.

With Leo T. Anafu as their spokesperson, the concerned assembly members and citizens of Talensi and Nabdam, said since the removal the DCE, other assemblies have had new nominees, most or all of whom have been confirmed saying, “but the continued silence of His Excellency on the Talensi-Nabdam district issue, makes one to wonder whether our district has been forgotten.”

They, therefore, assured the President that there were lots of qualified and competent personnel, to be nominated from the good people of the Talensi and Nabdam constituencies, for the position of DCE.

When contacted, the acting DCE, Mrs. Chigabatia, said it was the civic right of the people of Talensi and Nabdam, to request for a substantive DCE.

She, however, stated that acting as the DCE for that district, was not affecting her work as an MP, and deputy Regional Minister, adding, “I have a wonderful Regional Minister, who will always allow me to carry out extra, but equally important, duties like acting as the DCE for the Talensi-Nabdam district.

“I’m like a mother of triplets, when my babies are crying, I first attend to the one crying out of sickness, before the one crying out of hunger, and then to the one crying out of mere crying,” she proverbially remarked, meaning that, she weighs her duties as MP, Deputy Regional Minister, and acting DCE, before attending to them.


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