I Was Self-Made Before  Position- Ayawaso MCE Rubbishes Corruption Allegation Against Her By Bitter MCE Disqualified Aspirant.

MCE , Sandra Owusu Ahenkorah MCE , Sandra Owusu Ahenkorah

It has turned out that all corruption allegations levelled against the Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) for the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly by one Samuel Duah, is as a result of his disqualification in the contest to become an MCE.

Samuel Duah , who identified himself as a concerned resident of the Ayawaso West Municipalit,y alleged at a press conference on Monday that the MCE , Sandra Owusu Ahenkorah, had amassed wealth and was buying houses at the plush East Legon residential area, when she could not afford same until becoming an MCE two years ago .

Additionally, Mr Duah, accused the MCE of selling government lands at the green belt area at East Legon which extends to the Motorway extension.

But speaking in an interview with The Herald over the allegation and to take her reaction, the bubbly MCE, laughed the allegations off, except to remind this newspaper of her many years of having worked in America which passes her as someone who was self-made before becoming the MCE.

The MCE, who was a little hesitant to respond to the allegation over what she believe was frivolous and without merit directed The Herald to the Presiding Member of the assembly, Mr Benjamin Nortey, who was in the meeting to speak to aspects of the allegation in view of the fact that the lands which is being alleged to have been sold, falls within his jurisdiction as the Assemblyman.

The Presiding Member told The Herald that the current MCE, cannot be accused of any wrong doing and if for nothing at all it is Samuel Duah, who is showing bitterness for his disqualification to become an MCE.

The soft-spoken Presiding Member, found space to throw a counter accusation against Mr Duah, saying he is the one still occupying a government bungalow at Roman Ridge when he didn't qualify to.

The claims also that the MCE has sold 20 acres of land was explained by Mr Nortey, as a misunderstanding of the entire project because it has rather been developed into an astro turf for sports and youth development.

On the issue of a supposed renovation of the Legon Star Village School which Mr Duah, alleged to have cost the assembly a whopping Ghc863, 758.52, the Municipal Works Engineer discredited the claim.

According to Mr Nathan Narh Caeser, who spoke to that particular allegation, the renovation involved four separate blocks when the roofing ,many demolitions, and high quality doors and sliding windows were done .

The allegation of the selling of the Shiashie Lorry Park was also flatly denied.

When asked during open forum to substantiate his claims, Mr Duah said all the tender documents are at the assembly but under lock and key by the MCE.

In view of the litany of corruption allegation, he called on President Akufo-Addo not to re-nominate her for the position but rather cause the National Investigation Bureau to look into her reigns as the MCE.

Source: www.theheraldghana.com/Patrick Biddah