The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has lifted the 6-month ban it slapped on the Tema West Member of Parliament and the Deputy Minister for Trade, Carlos Ahinkorah by general consensus.
This comes after an appeal against the ban by the Municipal Chief Executive. The MP was expected to appear before the Assembly to apologize before any such decision should have been taken, but he blatantly refused to attend.
The MCE, who according to Citi News sources appears to be under pressure from top government officials, eventually appealed to the Assembly members on behalf of the MP to lift the ban.
The decision to suspended Mr. Ahenkorah was taken by the Public Relations and Complaints Committee (PRCC) of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly chaired by the presiding member of the Assembly, Richard Fiadomor earlier this week.
The committee’s decision to punish Carlos Ahenkorah occurred after he lost his cool and attacked the Tema Metropolitan Assembly Works Engineer who was supervising the demolition of unauthorized structures erected on the edges of a road in the area.
The unauthorized structures, according to the Engineer, Maxwell Adu Boateng, were obstructing movement and traffic along the stretch hence the exercise.
Carlos Ahenkorah, who got wind of the exercise rushed to the site, allegedly attacked the TMA task-force and prevented them from demolishing the properties at the Cocoa village.
According to Mr. Fiadomor, the PRCC found the conduct of Mr. Ahenkorah unfortunate hence the suspension.