MMDCEs in Ashanti Region not enforcing partial lock down directives well – Dr. Addai Mensah


Vice president of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Otchere Addai-Mensah has slammed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Ashanti Region for failing to enforce the partial lock down directive from the President.

Speaking on Angel 96.1 FM’s flagship program ‘Angel in the Morning’ hosted by Kwame Tanko, he stated that information is not being managed well at the local level; making the fight difficult for government.

‘In terms of information management, I would say that it is managed well from the top, Oppong Nkrumah’s regular press briefings have been fantastic. [But] we cannot say same for the local areas and regional levels. What is National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and information department doing? It looks brighter at the top so far as dissemination of information is concerned,” he said.

Dr. Addai-Mensah who doubles as Vice Dean of students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) said he has expected the Ashanti Region to be one of the regions to have solidly upheld the President’s directives and effect it strictly.

‘Again when the President issued the directives at the national level, my expectation was that those at the regional level and the MMDCEs should have taken it up, own, manage and implement it at their level.

“I’m sure when you send your reporters out you will hear the stories…I’m told at the central market yesterday, people were going about their businesses as usual. Eventually the Mayor had to go there himself with security people. I’m sure he was caught flat footed on that occasion. Now what he ought to have done was to have fought ahead of time and know that there was a possibility that something like that was going to happen. It’s sad these MMDCEs and regional ministers are making the work of the President difficult,” he stressed.

Source: Ghana|| 2020


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