The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Amansie South District in the Ashanti Region, William Asante Bediako has been axed, this portal can report.
Sources available to GhanaXtra.Com indicate that the decision to sack William Asante Bediako follows a comment he made disagreeing with the President in the fight against illegal mining.
The sources reveal that the president felt overly embarrassed by the comment which was at variance with his pledge against illegal mining.
“Upset and embarrassed” over his appointee’s audacious endorsement of “galamsey” activities in his district despite his government’s strenuous efforts at abolishing illegal mining in the country”.
This portal is reliably informed that even though efforts were made to intercede on behalf of William Asante Bediako by the Chiefs in the area, his dismissal was unanimous when it came up at Cabinet.
The DCE was publicly captured in a video at a function at Manso Tontokrom expressing his disagreement against the decision by the President to clamp down on illegal mining.
“Why would I not support “galamsey”? Had it not been “galamsey”, we would not have had a storey building at Manso; had it not been “galamsey” and hardworking nature of the people of Manso, a young person from Manso would not have been able to purchase a car worth one billion Cedis”