From Alfred Adams, Sekondi
The former Western Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, on Monday bid an emotional farewell to staff of the Regional Coordinating Council after eight years’ service.
This was after he handed over the administration to Mr. William Asiedu, the Regional Coordinating Director, at a short ceremony.
Addressing the press earlier, the out-gone regional Minister asked chief executives of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCE’S) to remain in office and perform their duties until otherwise asked by the new administration.
Paul Evans Aidoo argued that by the tenure and appointment of the MMDCEs, they have four years to serve in office. As a result, they could not on their own volition decide to stop working for the reason that their political party had lost power.
Quoting sections of the Local Government Act to buttress his argument, Paul Evans Aidoo expressed the hope that the MMDCEs would abide by the Local Government Act and continue to perform their duties until otherwise instructed.
Touching on other issues, he said the erstwhile administration, of which he was part of, brought infrastructural development to the doorstep of indigenes of the region.
As a result, they would continue to monitor to see whether the new administration would continue the good work or not. To him, the NDC government had unfinished business to attend to when it was shown the exit by Ghanaian voters.
As a result, the party would cooperate with the new administration to complete the NDC unfinished business. “We will criticise the new administration, but our criticism would be positive to ensure that people in the region benefit.”