Some aggrieved youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Nkwanta South constituency of the Volta region have locked the party’s offices in protest over delays in appointing a a substantive DCE for the area.
The youth clad in red apparels also burnt lorry tyres to express their anger against the party’s regional executives and the Volta regional minister, Helen Ntoso for their seemingly inaction on the issue.
The Nkwanta south district has been without a substantive Chief Executive since November 2014, following the gruesome murder the then DCE, Peter Kojo Kenyenso.
Though,President Mahama in November last year nominated Alfred Okanya for the position, his confirmation by the assembly members is still pending as a date is yet to be fixed for the exercise.
A branch executive of the NDC and spokesperson for the aggrieved youth, Alidu Musah Surak told Volta Online that several letters sent to the regional and national secretariats to ensure the confirmation of the DCE nominee yielded no result, accusing the regional minister, Helen Ntoso for continually postponing the confirmation meetings by assembly members.
He said they will intensify their protest by Monday, if a date is not fixed for the confirmation, stating that any further delay might affect the party’s fortune in the November 7, general elections.
Meanwhile, the NDC is yet to hold primaries in the constituency to elect a parliamentary candidate for the elections.