14:21, 13.Oct 2018
A presiding member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Abraham Boadi, has issued a two-week ultimatum to the executives of National Association of Local Authorities Ghana (NALAG) to conduct elections to elect new officers or he drags them to court.
He said he would seek from the court an injunction to restrain the executives of NALAG from working and operating because their term of office has expired.
Speaking to Don Kwabena Prah Jnr (THE DON) on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday, 10 October 2018, Mr Boadi explained that NALAG has a tenure of office that they serve, and the present executives took over after an election although most of them were government appointees.
He noted that after the NDC lost elections, the NDC appointees on NALAG left and were replaced at the headquarters and regional offices but the tenure of the executive members have expired and fresh elections need to be conducted.
“Those there their time expired in March 2018 and we should have been to congress to conduct fresh elections. Instead of them having elections for new executives they haven’t...
“So can they go to a meeting and take decision for us? They haven’t communicated any reason for not conducting fresh elections…there is no any communication to that effect as to why the elections hasn’t been conducted and all of them are sitting in the office…but their time is up, so, the office they are occupying is illegal and they haven’t given us any reason,” he lamented.