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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) coalition of polling station executives in the Northern Region has petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo over their unemployment situation.
According to the coalition, the Tamale Central, Tamale North, Tamale South and Sagnarigu constituency executives have so far been sidelined in the Akufo-Addo government.
The coalition posited that some constituency executives who applied for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive portfolios were shortchanged.
The coalition thus admonished President Akufo-Addo to appoint some of them as Coordinators for the Youth Employment Authority (YEA), Macro and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Below is the coalition’s petition copied citifmonline.com.
Petition on the marginalization of constituency executives
We the undersigned group is a coalition of polling station executives in the four constituencies of the Tamale metro and Sagnarigu district of the northern region. We wish to petition you on the marginalization of our constituency executives in the area.
This petition comes on the back of the fact that, some of our executives have develop the interest in job opportunities under your office.
Hon Minister, we are concerned on the appointment of the Area manager of MASLOC, which there seeming rumors suggesting that government is considering the appointment of an unknown individual to that portfolio.
We wish to crave your indulgence that, we shall not accept any individual who is not familiar with us at the grassroots. In fact, we equally have qualified personalities who can man the affairs of that office.
As party officers, we have worked with these constituency executives and there is a solid and cordial relationship established among us in the area.
As a result, it is in our view that, the Northern Sector MASLOC Area Manager office must be given to Mr. Musah Mutawakilu, Tamale Central Constituency Secretary.
Mr. Minister, we believe you are a minister of state due to the fact that, the NPP has won an election. We wish to avert a situation where our party will be in power and our fate still in the balance. Do you imagine life a day without employment?
Moreover, some qualified constituency executive committee members who applied for appointment in various positions have been denied appointment or yet to be appointed.
They include Mr. Musah Mutawakilu, Secretary for the Tamale Central, Adam Yussif, Chairman of Tamale North Constituency as Sagnarigu DCE, Abu Mohammed Secretary for Tamale South as Tamale metro NHIS Manager, Yakubu Abdallah Iddrisu, Secretary for Tamale North as Sagnarigu district NHIS Manager and Adam Mohammed Bukari, Sagnarigu Constituency Chairman among others.
We have suffered far too long. Enough is enough.
Secretary, Coalition of NPP polling station executives, Northern Region.