The ‘lawless’ Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah, has been reinstated as MCE by order of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
His reinstatement was contained in a letter authored by the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Dan Botwe, sent to the Western Regional Chairman, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, to hand over affairs of the assembly back to the MCE.
“I wish to inform you that H. E the President of the republic, in response to recommendation made by the Western Regional Coordinating Council has given approval for the reinstatement of the Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah as the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly,” the letter read.
“Please find attached, letter No. OP 110/22/878 dated 26th August 2022, from the Office of the President conveying approval for his reinstatement. You are kindly requested to arrange hand over the administration of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly to the Metropolitan Chief Executive,”
It will be recalled that the MCE was suspended by the President in February 2022 following an altercation with a road traffic police officer.
Mr. Issah was directed to step aside after he was caught on tape verbally assaulting a police officer who had arrested him for flouting road traffic regulations.
He was charged with Assault of a public officer, Offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace and disturbing the peace in a public place.
President Akufo-Addo in suspending the MCE said “the comments by the Chief Executive run contrary to the Government’s belief and work to ensure that our Security Agencies and indeed Public Agencies are resourced, empowered and accorded the respect to deliver on mandates”.