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Suspended Sekondi-Takoradi mayor reinstated by Akufo-Addo

The suspended Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), Abdul Mumin Issah, has finally been reinstated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.


His reinstatement was made official in a statement issued and signed by the Minister of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development (MLGDRD), Dan Botwe, on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

According to Dan Botwe in the statement, the president decided to reinstate the MCE after a recommendation made by the Western Regional Coordinating Council.

“The President has therefore approved for the reinstatement of Abdul Mumin Issah as the MCE for the STMA in response to the recommendation.

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“I wish to inform you that H. E. the President of the Republic in response to recommendations made by the Western Regional Coordinating Council, has given approval for the reinstatement of Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah as the Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly,” The statement addressed to the Western Regional Minister confirmed.

The Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe used the opportunity to thank the Western Regional Minister for managing the affairs of the metropolis during the mayor’s suspension period.

He also directed the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah who was the acting MCE, to arrange to hand over the administration of the metropolis to the MCE.

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With this effect, Abdul Mumin Issah takes over his role to manage the affairs of the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis after six months off duty.

Mr. Issah was suspended in February after spending one night in police custody for a road traffic offense and alleged assault of a police officer

This was after he was arrested by Police in the Western Region on Thursday, February 3, 2022, for an alleged motor traffic offense, verbal assault, and offensive conduct against a police officer.

He was subsequently arraigned before court. He pleaded not guilty to all the three charges leveled against him and was granted GHC 100, 000 self-recognizance bail.

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