The District Chief Executive for Upper Denkyira West(Denkyira-Obuasi) in the Central region Daniel Appianing has been fired from his post, Ghpage.com gathers.
He has been told to hand over to the Deputy Central Regional Minister, Thomas Adjei Baffoe.A letter to that effect was signed this afternoon by the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development upon the instructions of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Ghpage.com sources reveal the reason for his dismissal, is linked to his comments following the killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama by residents of the Boase Township Monday.
Mr. Appianing, who is the current NPP constituency chairman for Upper Denkyira West, has maintained in media interviews that the slain soldier was part of a military team protecting Chinese illegal miners in the community.
Speaking to Adom Fm’s Captain Smart he stated;
“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,”
His comments caused an uproar with many Ghanaians calling on the president to dismiss him.