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Mills’ Man Cited In ¢820m Deal

Vincent Asamoah

Vincent Asamoah

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS of the Dormaa Municipal Assembly are on a collision course with the Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Vincent Oppong Asamoah, for awarding some contracts through the ‘back door’ worth more than ¢820m (GH¢82,000) without prior approval from the general assembly.

The assembly members hinted to DAILY GUIDE that Mr. Oppong Asamoah has awarded several contracts, including the construction of an GH¢82000 dressing room at the Dormaa Stadium, without going through the proper procurement procedures.

The MCE, fully aware of the ‘dirty’ deal and its damning consequences on his political career, has since refused to allow the Presiding Member and the Municipal Coordinating Director to hold general assembly meetings with the assembly members, an attempt the assemblymen believed was geared towards sweeping the questionable deal under the carpet in order to cause its natural death.

Sources say the MCE has also consulted with some prominent chiefs in the area to intercede on his behalf by dialoguing with the assembly members to stop any further probing into the various contracts he personally awarded without following the due processes.

According to the honourable assembly members, Mr. Oppong Asamoah, on October 20, finally gave the go ahead to the PM and the Coordinating Director to call for a general assembly meeting, after several days of verbal wars on a local radio station.

The assembly men told DAILY GUIDE that the MCE succeeded in abusing the minds of unsuspecting residents, creating the impression that they the assemblymen were against the development agenda he (the MCE) had initiated for the people in the area.

They also accused the MCE of organizing some NDC thugs to storm the meeting ground and brutally molest assembly members he considered as threats to his administration. Two of the seriously assaulted assembly members; Francis Kumi Achiaw and Emmanuel Obeng, were on Wednesday rushed to the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital due to the major injuries they sustained during the attacks.

The two told DAILY GUIDE that during a temporary hold up of the said meeting, some NDC supporters stormed the meeting grounds hurling unwarranted insults on them. As soon as the meeting ended around 5.45pm, the party thugs, led by two young men they indentified only as Akonta and Sebeji, attacked them.

According to them, but for the timely intervention of their colleague assembly members they would have lost their lives in an attack they suspected was masterminded by the MCE. The Dormaa Police, as of the time of filing this report, were yet to arrest the suspects named in the barbaric molestation. Meanwhile, Mr. Oppong Asamoah refused to comment on the issue when contacted.

Source: dailyguideghana

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