Thursday, July 23, 2009


THE former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere South in the Ashanti Region, Mr Ben Abankwa, has denied allegations that he illegally took away the assembly’s property in his official bungalow before leaving office.
He said the allegations were just a political game spearheaded by the current DCE, Mr Edward Kusi Ayarkwa.
Mr Ayarkwa had, at the assembly’s meeting at Agona last Monday, asked Mr Abankwa to return all assembly property he allegedly took away from his official residence at Agona before leaving office.
The items included bed sheets, blankets, pillows, cooking utensils, cutlery, drinking cups and a deep freezer.
However, Mr Abankwa told the Daily Graphic in reaction to the allegation that he never ransacked the official residence as was being alleged and accused Mr Ayarkwa of playing a political game which would eventually fail.
He said apart from the bed sheets and pillows that he took away, none of the items mentioned was with him.
“Even with the bed sheets and pillows I explained to Mr Ayarkwa why I took them away and he understood me so I don’t think this should be a big issue,” he said.
Mr Abankwa stated that he felt it was not good for bed sheets he had used to be used by the new DCE and that was why he took them away.
On the deep freezer, the former DCE said the new one the assembly bought about two years ago was returned to the supplier when it became faulty. Consequently, it was replaced with the one at the residence.
“I have not taken anything illegally to demand the accusations and I call on my accusers to prove their case,” he said.

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