Ellembelle NPP Executives petition Presidency over DCE’s misconducts

Ellembelle NPP Executives petition Presidency over DCE’s misconducts

The government has been petitioned by the Ellembelle Constituency Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region over cert

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The government has been petitioned by the Ellembelle Constituency Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region over certain conducts of the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Kwasi Bonzo which according to them, are a dent on the reputation of the party and the Akufo-Addo Presidency.

The executives accused Mr. Kwasi Bonzo of abandoning his official bungalow in the Ellembelle District for a rented apartment in the Western Regional capital, Takoradi since 2017.

The petition sighted by Awake News which was addressed to the Chief of Staff and Local Government Minister, the Ellembelle Constituency Executives said the DCE’s continuous stay outside the district since his appointment is putting stress on the coffers of the Assembly and affecting development in the area.

“A whopping amount of money was spent to renovate this official residence immediately he resumed office with the hope that he will reside there to effectively perform his official duties. He hardly comes to work and people will always meet his absence thereby creating discomfort for the entire populace which is stifling the development of the District,” they stated.

They added that “The DCE will always have to commute a distance of about 75 KM from Takoradi to Nkroful alone when he decides to come to office. The fuel alone is putting a lot of financial burden on the Assembly not to mention his rented apartment”.

“Key opinion leaders in the District could not fathom why the DCE has abandoned his official bungalow the Assembly allocated to him and instead decided to use the Assembly’s scanty funds to rent an apartment for himself at Takoradi and have complained severally to the Constituency executive committee,” they alleged.

The DCE has also being accused of failing to follow the party’s structure and noted for inciting some party members against executives.

According to them, on March 3, 2019, had a meeting with polling station executives to attack the National Chairman of the party and General Secretary of the party, John Boadu.

“The Hon. DCE without resort to the party Structures in the Constituency, called a meeting of polling station Executives from Esiama zone on the 3rd of March, 2019. In the said meeting, the DCE collected the mobile phones of all the polling station Executives and castigated the National Chairman, Hon. Freddie Blay and the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu. He called John Boadu a thief, who masterminded and helped rigged the polling station elections in Ellembelle in favour of the incumbent Constituency Chairman and his group”, they claimed.

They stated that “Mr. Kwasi Bonzo, the DCE, has been engaging in acts which in one way or the other has created division and continuous to thicken by the day. The constituency executives take serious exception to his conduct and would like to lay the issues bare for necessary actions to curb the menace”.

They, therefore, appealed to the government to take appropriate sanctions against the DCE adding that failure to act will compel them to disregard him as their DCE for the area.

Below is the full petition

P. O. Box GP5
Aiyinasi-Nkroful

20th March, 2019

THE HON. CHIEF OF STAFF,
FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
ACCRA.

THE HON. MINISTER,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEV.
ACCRA.

PETITION OVER INIMICAL MISCONDUCTS
OF ELLEMBELLE DCE, HON. KWASI BONZO

The Ellembelle Constituency Executive Committee of the NPP wish to bring to your notice, inimical misconducts from the Hon. DCE, Kwasi Bonzo which is tarnishing the image of the party in the Constituency and the Presidency that afforded him the opportunity to serve.

Mr. Kwasi Bonzo, the DCE, has been engaging in acts which in one way or the other has created division and continuous to thicken by the day. The constituency executives take serious exception to his conduct and would like to lay the issues bare for necessary actions to curb the menace.

The Hon. DCE without resort to the party Structures in the Constituency, called a meeting of polling station Executives from Esiama zone on the 3rd of March, 2019. In the said meeting, the DCE collected the mobile phones of all the polling station Executives and castigated the National Chairman, Hon. Freddie Blay and the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu. He called John Boadu a thief, who masterminded and helped rigged the polling station elections in Ellembelle in favour of the incumbent Constituency Chairman and his group.

The pride-filled DCE took the whip to Chairman Blay. He described him with unprintable words. Paraphrasing his words, he said ”Freddie Blay is selfish; he will not help his followers to progress economically. In the past, whoever followed Freddie Blay lived in abject poverty. Mr.Efaa, Mr.Kwabena Tumi, Mr. Kwame Apprey etc. are few of such people who have sacrificed their lives for the National Chairman in the Constituency but failed to help them.”

The DCE, since his appointment in 2017, has been lodging in a rented apartment in Takoradi (about 75 KM to the district capital) at the expense of the assembly neglecting official bungalow which had been occupied by previous district chief executives of the area. A whopping amount of money was spent to renovate this official residence immediately he resumed office with the hope that he will reside there to effectively perform his official duties. He hardly comes to work and people will always meet his absence thereby creating discomfort for the entire populace which is stifling development of the district.

The DCE will always have to commute a distance of about 75 KM from Takoradi to Nkroful alone when he decides to come to office. The fuel alone is putting a lot of financial burden on the assembly not to mention his rented apartment.

Key opinion leaders in the district could not fathom why the DCE has abandoned his official bungalow the Assembly allocated to him and instead decided to use the Assembly’s scanty funds to rent an apartment for himself at Takoradi and have complained severally to the Constituency executive committee.

The DCE since assumption onto office has refused to support financially any party activity in the constituency, been it polling station or constituency level. The constituency executives especial the chairman has to struggle to raise funds and resources to support communicators and serial callers to propagate government policies.

Sadly, he has awarded all contracts to NDC contractors at the detriment of party faithful’s and Constituency Executives. The DCE will not give a single contract to the executives to enable us finance party activities despite all efforts.

Additionally, the DCE has constantly given credence to the NDC for no apparent reasons. His public pronouncements are more tilted towards projecting the NDC Member of Parliament for Ellembelle over the President anytime he embarked on an official tour with or without the NDC Member of Parliament. The Hon. DCE on several functions has been giving donations on behalf of him. The DCE has been crediting Hon. Emmanuel Buah for all developmental projects ever since he assumed office. Most of the media coverage and captions of any developmental project in the Constituency is in favour of Hon. Emmanuel Buah. This act, we believe will hinder the fortunes of the party in both parliamentary and presidential elections come 2020.

After the 2012 general elections, monies that were realized from the party to pay polling agents were diverted by the DCE, Hon. Kwasi Bonzoh, who was then the Parliamentary Candidate. He has since refused to pay them upon pressures by the polling agents. In the 2016 general elections, similar incident happened. He has again refused to pay party agents. Interestingly, when most of them pressured him by resorting to media discussions about his conduct, he lackadaisically paid selected few, presumed to be his favorite.

The DCE has NEVER called the Constituency Executives for any meeting ever since he assumed office let alone to talk about how to help the foot soldiers who toiled for the party.
We have since, written several letters to invite the DCE to engage him on his way of doing things in the Constituency but he has absolutely ignored us as Constituency Executives. We are beginning to doubt his loyalty as a member of the party because of his disrespect for constituency executives and his teaming up with the NDC Member of Parliament.

We however, write to draw your attention to such conduct being exhibited by the DCE which is at the detriment of the party.

Conclusively, this petition is of paramount interest to us due to the fact that the above inimical misconducts of the DCE will obviously hinder the fortunes of the party in both parliamentary and presidential elections come 2020.

We are pleading to your good self to either call the Hon. DCE to order or take the appropriate sanctions against him else we would be compelled to disregard him as the DCE for the area.

Signed!

SAMUEL AKAINYA

(CONSTITUENCY CHAIRMAN)

Tel: 0201523972/05444859312

JOHN NWOLLEY

(CONSTITUENCY SECRETARY)

Tel: 0242261526/0505098211

STEPHEN DONKOR

(CONSTITUENCY ORGANIZER)

Tel: 0244249888

BISMARK CUDJOE

(CONSTITUENCY YOUTH ORGANIZER)

Tel: 0502947285

BENEDICTA BERVELL

(CONSTITUENCY WOMEN ORGANIZER)

Tel: 0208302724

AMONLE AMARTEY

(CONSTITUENCY COMMUNICATION DIR.)

Tel: 0506613006

ISAAC K. POLLEY

(CONSTITUENCY RESEARCH & ELECTIONS OFFICER)

Tel: 0242132397

FREDERICK ADDIAH

(DEPUTY CONSTITUENCY ORG.)

Tel: 0245859330

PIOUS OFORI

(DEPUTY CONSTITUENCY YOUTH ORG.)

Tel: 0554688840

ABEKA DAUDA A ABEKAH

(DEPUTY CONSTITUENCY COMM. DIR.)

Tel: 0244363703/0208179989

PAULINA TOBIAH ERZOAH
(DEPUTY CONSTITUENCY WOMEN ORGANIZER.)

Tel:0244952332

Cc:

THE GENERAL SECRETARY,
THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY (NPP)
ACCRA

THE REGIONAL MINISTER,
WESTERN REGION
SEKONDI-TAKORADI

THE REGIONAL CHAIRMAN,
THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY (NPP)
SEKONDI-TAKORADI

By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com