I was rejected purely because of local politics – Kyei Baffour


    A former President of National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), George Kyei Baffour, the man who was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as MCE for the Asante Akim Central Municipal Assembly but rejected on two occasions, says his rejection was purely political.

    According to him, although his expertise in local governance is extensive both in and outside Ghana, and was appointed by the president on merit, unnecessary local politics got him rejected.

    He said the assembly wanted a particular person they have related to and other influences that he could not disclose on radio, also affected his appointment.

    Speaking to Kwame Tutu on the need for an effective leadership in the management of our local governance system as against the creation of more districts, he said although he is well experienced and was ready to apply his expertise, he was rejected based purely on politics.

    He said the politics practiced in Ghana does not allow for effective leaders to be appointment to man our various institutions due to individual interest. He said, usually effective leaders appointed by the president, are rejected by people without any basis.

    The nominee, Mr Kyei Baffour, who is a local government expert, served as a Presiding Member for the Asante Akim Central Municipality for six years during former President Agyekum Kufuor’s era.