The District Chief Executive for Denkyira-Obuasi, Daniel Appiannin, has been released from his post with immediate effect, www.ghananewshub.com understands.
He is to hand over to Mr. Thomas Adjei Baffoe, the Deputy Central Regional Minister.
A letter to that effect was signed, Thursday afternoon by the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development upon the instructions of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The said letter has been dispatched to the DCE.
Our sources within the government say the DCE is under investigations for utterances following the gruesome murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama.
Ghana was thrown into a state of despair on Monday, May 29, 2017, when the news of the lynching of a military officer detailed at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region broke.
Captain Maxwell Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was heading a military detachment to the area to fight illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.
Following the incident, the DCE for the area, Mr. Appiannin, told journalists that he was unaware that the military officer was part of a detachment to the area to assist in the fight against galamsey.
“There is a large number of military personnel protecting the Chinese and the lynched soldier is alleged to be part of it. In fact, he is said to be the leader … I am shocked they are not briefing you very well but rather claiming they are here to fight galamseyers,” myjoyonline.com quoted him as saying.
His utterances, however, attracted lots of condemnation from the public, with the family of the deceased calling for his immediate dismissal.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, was understand, was also became alarmed upon listening to the utterances of the DCE, hence, the order for his immediate dismissal.