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You cannot suspend Mayor of STMA – Akufo-Addo told

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STMA Mayor has been suspended

He was arrested by the police

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He was granted a GHC100,000 bail

Dr. Richard Fiadomor, President of the Chamber of Local Government (ChaLog), has indicated that the powers of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as enshrined in the Constitution gives him the power to sack the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and not to suspend him.

Speaking on JoyNews’ ‘The Pulse’ programme on Friday, Dr Fiadomor indicated that the only body entitled to take such an action is the General Assembly of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA).

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“Once the President nominates the Chief Executive (and) the Assembly confirms. Once the Assembly confirms a Chief Executive, that Chief Executive now becomes a member of the Assembly of STMA that can meet and suspend the Chief Executive on stated grounds but the President doesn’t have the requisite standard to suspend the Chief Executive,” he explained.

Dr Fiadomor maintained, “Article 2431 of Ghana’s constitution is clear that the President should nominate. Once the President nominates, the Assembly members by two-thirds majority present and voting will confirm. So immediately a Chief Executive is confirmed, he now becomes a bonafide member of the Assembly.

“The President having nominated and the Assembly Members confirming the nominee, the President doesn’t have control over whether he can be suspended or not.”

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He highlighted four ways in which any MMDCEs can be removed as:

1. The President can revoke the appointment of the Chief Executive.

2. The Chief Executive can resign.

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3. The Chief Executive if he unfortunately dies, leaves the position.

4. The General Assembly by the two-thirds majority can remove the Chief Executive from office.

Abdul-Mumin was charged on three counts of assault of a public officer, offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to Sections 205, 207 and 298, respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.

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He was later arraigned before the Takoradi Circuit Court on Friday, February 4; where he pleaded not guilty to the three charges levelled against him.

But at the end of proceedings, he was granted a GH¢100,000 self-recognizance bail with three sureties. The case was further adjourned to March 17, 2022.

Meanwhile, Government through the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, has suspended the MCE from office.

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In a press statement issued on Friday, Mr. Dan Botwe stated that: “On the instructions of the President, the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi Assembly, Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah has been suspended from office with immediate effect pending an inquiry into his encounter with the Police on February 3, 2022.”

Souce:ghanaweb.com

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Nominations Opened for 2022 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana Ranking

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Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media in partnership with TheYCEO.com have opened nominations for the ranking of the 2022 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana. The ranking, which was launched in 2018, has become a notable list of the top-performing CEOs under 40 excelling in their roles in various organizations across the country.

Nominations that are supposed to be submitted before 10th June 2022 can be done via the online portal www.avancemedia.org/nominate

Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media also announced the addition of a special award known as the Young CEO of the Year Award to the annual ranking of the Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana. The selection of the winner will be from the 50 and will be decided by the public in a 100% voting exercise.

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READ ALSO:Avance Media Releases 2021 List For 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians

As part of the celebration of the 5th edition of the ranking, Avance Media and TheYCEO.com in partnership with various institutions will be hosting the first Young CEOs in Ghana summit which would become an annual event and confab for young CEOs in Ghana to network and learn from each other.

The Young CEOs in Ghana Summit will also be used to honour young Ghanaian CEOS for their contribution to the development of the entrepreneurship and innovation space in Ghana.

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