Cease Fire! —DCE begs Today

 

Embattled District Chief Executive (DCE) of Builsa South in the Upper East Region, Daniel Gariba, has begged Today to stop further publications on his alleged fraudulent activities.

 

This follows our front page story two weeks ago with the headline, DCE Woes Deepen.

 

The said story exposed the alleged corrupt activities of Mr Gariba including his involvement in rosewood business.

 

Speaking to the reporter of the story via telephone after publication, Mr Gariba, who registered his resentment over the story, admitted that it had dealt a big blow to him.

 

When the reporter asked how he was feeling, his initial response was “I’m not fine,” indicating that he was not comfortable with the story.

 

“Please cease fire! I’m very much aware that you’ve been doing this for long,” he begged.

 

The DCE, who is lacing his boots to contest his party’s parliamentary primary slated for September this year for the party’s orphan constituencies, including Builsa-South, had earlier called the Editor the newspaper to complain about the paper’s recent stories about him, and asked for closure on such stories.

 

He was not happy that for the past one month his name has been in the media for bad the reasons, a situation he described as “injurious “to his hard-earned reputation.

 

Meanwhile, information available to us indicate that, two different groups of people have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to relieve him [DCE] from his post.

 

The first petition, according to our sources at the Jubilee House, came from some inmates of an orphanage home in Bolgatanga, called Mama Lardis Home, who claimed they deposited their monies with the DEC’s microfinance company after promising them a mouth-watering interest rate, but failed to pay the interests including the principal.

The second petition, the sources said, was about his leadership style in the Builsa South where some NPP members feel, if not checked, will affect the party’s electoral fortunes in the constituency.

 

 

 

Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI

Writer’s email: kwaku.boadi@todaygh.com

 

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