New Patriotic Party (NPP) members in the Asuogyaman Constituency of the Eastern Region are angry with President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo for dismissing Paul Asare Ansah as Director General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).
At letter dated June 5, 2018 and signed by Secretary to the President Nana Bediatuo Asante terminated the appointment of Paul Asare Ansah as GPHA boss and appointed Edward Kofi Osei to take over effective Friday, June 8.
Members of the NPP in the Asuogyaman Constituency, from where Mr. Asare Ansah hails, received the news of his dismissal with resentment while accusing the president of reneging on his promise to the constituency.
The aggrieved members say Mr. Asare Ansah’s dismissal is “great disappointment”. They are, therefore, questioning the basis for his removal.
“The President should come out and tell us the reason why he dismissed the GPHA boss who is an indigene of Asuogyaman. We don’t understand what he has done. The president should remember that he promised us appointment if we vote for him,” Dr. Acheampong Kwakye, the leader of the aggrieved residents, said on Onua FM.
Although reasons for Mr. Paul Ansah’s removal from office were not stated in the dismissal letter, the aggrieved members are pointing accusing fingers at the Board Chairman of GPHA and former National Chairman of the NPP, Peter Mac Manu, Secretary to the President Nana Bediatuo Asante and Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko as the people who are behind the dismissal of Mr. Asare Ansah.
“We know what is going on there. The people who are behind this dismissal, we know them. Mac Manu, Gabby Asare Darko and Nana Bediatuo Asante, they are the downfall of our son.
“Everyone knows that [NPP] is not strong here and we are trying to make sure we cover more grounds, but the one who is helping us to achieve that has been chased out of office. How can we achieve this?” Dr. Acheampong Kwakye alledged.
Dr. Acheampong Kwakye hinted the party in the constituency will hold a press conference in the coming days to declare a date for demonstration against the President and the “enemies of Asuogyaman”.
By Bright Dzakah|3news.com|Ghana