The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly,
Sandra Owusu-Ahinkorah, has denied that they have given a directive to John Dumelo to stop dredging activities within the municipality.
According to a press release, Mr. Dumelo was invited for a meeting with the Municipal Urban Roads and Workers Directors, it was to encourage him to liase appropriately with departments at the Assembly for effective supervision.
She said, though the assembly welcome individuals to help in solving issues in the municipality, dredging is a major activity that requires expert advice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies of state.
According to the release, Mr. John Dumelo, was therefore invited to draw his attention to these facts and to encourage him to seek assistance from the Municipality as required by law.
John Dumelo is contesting for MP in the constituency, on the ticket of the main opposition party NDC and he has been coming up with lots of innovative ways to win the hearts of constituents.
Many see the move by the assembly to be politically motivated.
But the MCE retorted that “It is unfortunate that people will for whatever reason put a spin on an invitation we made to Mr. Dumelo as a Stop notice”.