The Tema West Municipal Assembly has debunked news making rounds that the Assembly and its MCE Madam Adwoa Amoako has engaged in a financial misappropriation as has been alleged in some Social and Traditional media publications.
The PR department of the Assembly responding to the matter said it deemed the allegations as a smear campaign to tarnish the good image of the MCE Madam Adwoa Amoako.
The Tema West Municipal Chief Executive, Adwoa Amoako was alleged to have rented an apartment which cost the taxpayer 650 dollars per month, which she was later abandoned to occupy.
The publication further alleged that the MCE has made the Assembly put her personal assistant who doubles as her unofficial driver on a 100 dollar monthly salary.
But Mynewsghana.com checks from the PR Unit of the assembly however reveals that, as deserving of all MMDCEs, the Tema West Assembly with a committee put in place, and in consultation with the Coordinating Director and Assembly Members settled on a four-bedroom storey apartment for the MCE at a cost of 3,250 Ghana Cedis per month with two years upfront payment costing a total of 78,000 Cedis, contrary to the outrageous amount in dollars quoted in the publication.
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The amount per the committee is the least rent of such apartments in the Spintex and Batsona catchment area.
It has also been established that since the assembly was ceded from TMA in the second quarter of last year the MCE’s personal assistant was driving her due to the absence of an official driver from the sector ministry which came at no cost to the Assembly
and therefore the supposed 100 dollars monthly payment to a driver as mentioned in the publication is not true.
According to the PR Unit, the assembly does not even have adequate resources to execute its developmental projects, let alone lavish the little available. It, therefore, entreated the general public to disregard such erroneous publications and treat it with the contempt it deserved as it lacked factual accuracy.
The Assembly has assured that it will not transact any business in a foreign currency much as the government remains focused on protecting the local currency.
Report By: Daniel Akpaloo Nyorngmor // Mynewsghana.com
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