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ASHAIMAN: Interference is the bane of dev’t in Ashaiman- MCE
The Municipal Chief Executive of Ashaiman, Numo Adinortey Addison has said his work will be easier if he was elected by the people, as opposed to the current situation where the MCE is appointed by the government.
According to Mr. Addison, an appointment from government draws interference from within government, the party and residents and this hinders and prevents development.
“When we want to do the de-congestion, a lot of interferences from even members of the assembly ; some of them will be part of the decision that you make and then they go out there and speak on radio against the same decision.”
He said implementation of laws have been difficult due to the absence of the necessary backing and support from stakeholders.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show Numo Addison said it is sad he will need the free will and cooperation to work effectively as a mayor.
“The challenge is the interference and even the people you take the decision with; some of them along the line do not want to abide by the decision. This makes it difficult,” he lamented.
“If you want the right thing to be done at a particular place, because people are comfortable with want they have they don’t see the change that you are bringing they want to sabotage it and once a lot of people come against it, it becomes difficult.”
The MCE of Ashaiman, also lamented on what he terms is the unwillingness of residents to accept development projects from the Assembly.
Mr. Addison says residents of Ashaiman have over the years objected to every projected proposed by the Assembly.
According to him, Ashaiman has enough funds which the Municipal Assembly intends to use develop the city but the resistance from residents has made it impossible.
“We have now taken off, there is a lot of work to be done; we are now drains, build roads and markets. The only thing is that we need cooperation from the people. And people don’t understand us, [they object to anything we want to do].”
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