STMA boss resumes work

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The mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Abdul Mumin Issah has resumed work a day after he was reinstated.

Western Regional Minister, Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, at a short ceremony to hand over the administration to Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo for considering his recommendation to reinstate the suspended mayor.

He encouraged the mayor to be more committed to execute plans, programme and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the municipality.

Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah on his part, expressed appreciation to the president for the confidence reposed in him.

He also thanked the heads of department and the entire staff for their commitment towards the development of the assembly.

He therefore, reiterated his commitment to continue work in harmony with them to ensure the municipality achieves its long and short term goals.

The Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe in a press release dated August 26, 2022 and released on Tuesday, August, 30 said, the president Nana Akufo-Addo in response to the recommendation made by the Western Regional Coordinating Council has given approval for the reinstatement of Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah as the Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.

The letter also directed the Western Regional Minister, Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah who acted in the absence of the mayor to arrange a date to hand over the administration of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly to the Chief Executive.

Abdul Mumin Issah, after altercation with a police officer was suspended from office as the Mayor of STMA on Friday February 4, 202, following an inquiry into his alleged encounter with the police officer on February 3, at a Police check point in Kwesimintsim.

He was arrested and charged on three counts of assault of a public officer, offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace, and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to sections 205, 207, and 298, respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.

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On Friday morning, Abdul Mumin Issah, was arraigned before the Takoradi Circuit Court A.

He pleaded not guilty to all the three charges levelled against him and was granted GHC 100, 000 self-recognizance bail with three sureties.

Background

It would be recalled that on Thursday February 3, 2022 there was an altercation between the mayor and a police officer, one Superintendent Andrew Sarfo near the Kwesimintsim cemetery snap check point.

The mayor was captured on tape which was circulated on social media heard threatening the said police officer with a transfer to Enchi.

The government appointee was also heard describing the officer as “ugly” and said he would have beaten him to death when the officer challenged him for driving after he had attempted to ignored tem at the check point.

The officer was also heard challenging the authority of the mayor to disrespect and threaten him.

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