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A member of the Public Accounts Committee and Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua constituency, Isaac Asiamah, has called for the vetting of District, Municipal, and Metropolitan Chief Executives.
This comes after DCE for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Jacob Ware failed to provide the total population of his district when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee Monday April 19 to answer questions over financial infractions brought against his district.
Speaking to Class News, Mr Asiamah complained about the DCE’s seeming lack of knowledge and called for DCEs to be vetted publicly.
“…This is not about the DCE, who came today; it is about such people out there whose knowledge of issues [is] not the best, but are managing big time resources. District, municipal and metropolitan [chief executives], we should vet all of them going forward. Let us change the constitution, so that those people are all vetted publicly,” he told Class News’ parliamentary correspondent Ekow Annan.
“For me, the kind of money that goes into Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is bigger than some Ministries put together. They have huge resources, so if such people are not vetted publicly for us to know their knowledge of issues, their understanding, their capacities, then what are we doing to ourselves?”
Meanwhile, Mr Ware later explained to Class News he was thinking about the voter population in his district rather than the entire population of his district, but was not given a chance by the committee to correct his mistake.