The appointment of Madam Mary Boatemaa as District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere East Assembly has been terminated.
In a letter sighted by Dailymailgh.com, and copied to the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah, she is to vacate her post with immediate effect, upon the orders of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
“The outgoing District Chief Executive is to hand over properly to you [the Regional Minister] before leaving office”, the letter stated.
No additional explanation was added to the revocation of her appointment but sources tell Dailymailgh.com that the development is in relation to an audio recording citing Madam Boatemaa of pitching the electorate against the sitting Effiduase/Asokore MP Dr Ayew Afriyie.
She is the second DCE to have been axed by President Akufo-Addo months after Amansie South DCE William Asante Bediako suffered similar circumstances.
She was also captured on tape campaigning for an independent candidate which according to most party stalwarts could jeopardize the ruling party’s election fortunes in the constituency.
She is also said to have used unprintable words against the person of the Mponuahene of Asokore Traditional Area who doubles as the Chief of Okaikrom, Nana Akwantey Boffour.
Madam Boatemaa Marfo’s gross misconduct was in clear violation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s incessant calls for all NPP loyalists to desist from such treacherous act.
Assembly members in the district were up in arms against Madam Boatemaa Marfo’s gross insubordination.
According the aggrieved assembly members, she has become a thorn in the flesh of residents of the district.
The assembly members in a statement accused the DCE of breaching procurement rules and awarded sham contracts to her cronies.
One of the assembly men, Atta Duruye Ernest in a live interview on Accra based NEAT FM’s political show, ‘The Torch Light’ called for immediate investigations into the DCE’s questionable behavior.
On December, 18, 2019, Accra based Peace Fm reported that the Effiduase-Asokore DCE assaulted the 78 year old Mponuahene of Asokore Traditional Council.
The angry Chief narrated that, Madam Mary Boatemaa Marfo pushed him after a heated argument on whether the Member of Parliament [MP] for the area, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie should be involved in inaugurating a health facility at OKaikrom, a suburb of the Asokore Township.
The Chief confirmed that the hardworking Legislator completed and furnished the magnificent health facility which was abandoned in 2007 as initiated by the late former MP, Mrs. Grace Coleman in 2007.
Madam Mary Boatemaa Marfo insisted that he, the MP, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie should not be invited to grace the inaugural ceremony.
“My disagreement led to a near bout. The DCE pushed me and I nearly fell on the floor,” the Chief recounted.
Source: Daily Mail GH