TMA to confirm MCE on Wednesday

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), would on Wednesday hold a special meeting for the confirmation or otherwise of Mr Isaac Ashia Odamtten, the President’s nominee for the post of Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).

Mr Odamtten’s appointment followed the removal of former MCE, Mr Kempes Ofosuware from office by President John Mahama.

The nominee would need two-thirds votes of the 46 Assembly members in order to be confirmed as MCE.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Odamtten was a senior manager in charge of corporate services at the International Commercial Bank (ICB).

Meanwhile, Mr Mohammed Nurudeen Afeletey, Coordinator of the Tema West Constituency Zongo Caucus of the NDC, told the Ghana News Agency that when confirmed, Mr Odamtten must ensure that all party structures in the three constituencies within the Metropolis worked properly.

Mr Afeletey said there seemed to be some cracks in the party structures, especially in terms of communications, and called on the MCE nominee to implement policies that would create employment opportunities for the people at the grass-root level.

He urged Mr Odamtten to consider holding monthly meetings with residents to educate them on government policies, and to know their pressing needs.

Some residents of Tema have also stated that they expected the MCE, when confirmed, to improve upon sanitation and rehabilitate bad roads in the harbour city.

Mr Camillus Sakzeesi, a resident, said the entire sewerage system of Community One must be given a priority by the MCE, saying that there had not been rehabilitation work on the system since its construction over 50 years ago.

According to Mr Sakzeesi, the Metropolis also faced problems with heaps of refuse which he urged the new MCE to immediately tackle through the organization of a major clean-up exercise in the Metropolis, especially at the ‘Kwasiadwaso’ market at Community One. GNA

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