Dormaa East MP urges DCEs and MPs to collaborate to drive development

The Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Mr. Paul Twum Barimah, has admonished District Chief Executives (DCEs) as well as his fellow legislators to steer clear of actions that may undermine each other’s work at the local level.

This admonishment comes in the wake of President Akufo-Addo’s decision to dismiss some 24 DCEs, a decision alleged to be influenced by fallout from the recent parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and strained relationships between DCEs and MPs.

In a media interview after his acclamation as the NPP parliamentary candidate for Dormaa East, Mr. Twum Barimah highlighted the importance of cooperation and collaboration over competition, citing his productive collaboration with his DCE as instrumental in driving progress for the constituency.

He narrated his collaborative efforts with the Dormaa East DCE and charged other lawmakers to emulate the same.

“Immediately I was sworn in as a Member of Parliament, what I said was that I am a partner and an agent of development to my assembly. So the point is, I don’t expect my assembly or my DCE to bring a document to Accra and be chasing it. It is my duty to chase any document that he brings to Accra. It is my duty to talk to Amoako-Atta (Roads Minister) on roads. It is my duty to talk to Agyeman Manu on health because he has no access to them in Parliament. I do. So we have the collaboration that his job ends at identifying the challenges, dropping the letter, and I, Apraku, will take over and follow up. That collaboration has kept us going.”

Mr. Twum Barimah attributed the constituency’s development successes to such collaborative efforts, stressing that all actions taken by both himself and the DCE are aimed at advancing the welfare of the people of Dormaa East.

Regarding the selection process for the party’s vice-presidential candidate for the 2024 elections, Twum Barimah expressed confidence in the leadership’s ability to choose wisely, ensuring unity and strength for the party’s “Breaking the 8” agenda.


Source: Citi News

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