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Members of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) have rescinded on an earlier suspension handed to the Member of Parliament for the Tema West constituency, Carlos Ahenkorah last Wednesday.
In an urgent Assembly meeting held on Friday the members were persuaded by the Mayor Hon Felix Nii Anang-La for the Assembly to reconsider their decisions on the suspension of MP.
The Presiding Member Hon Richard Fiadomor told the Assembly Members to deliberate on the Mayor’s plea for the suspension to be lifted on the MP for his alleged attack on the Task Force of the Assembly in line of duty.
Upon a heated debate back and forth over the issue a consensus was reached for the lifting of the suspension to allow for amicable resolution of the impasse between the Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkora who is also a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industries.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Minister was reported to have obstructed the Tema Task Force members undertaking demolition exercise to clear the Metropolitan of illegal structures.
Hon Ahenkora’s alleged confrontation with the Task Force did not go down well with the Assembly members who thought the MP being an Ex-officio member of the Assembly should have exercised maximum restraint in his conduct.
Based on evidence provided by the TMA Task Force an emergency meeting was held on Wednesday to hear from the Tema West MP but he failed to turn up and was subsequently slapped with a six months suspension. This was what was owever reversed on Friday following a plea by the Mayor.
“I think we are here in the spirit of unity and development, i thank all Members whose expertise has made us reach this conclusion in solving this impasse amicably am here to work with you to move the Metropolitan forward” the Mayor remarked
Present at the meeting were Hon Kofi Brako MP for Tema Central, Hon Bryan Acheampong Minister of State at the Presidency and Hon Felix Nii Anang-La, Tema Mayor.