As the race for the position of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) gets heated, one candidate whose name resonates among people within the Ashaiman Municipality is Alexander Amanor Narh-Gbeeku.
Alexander Amanor Narh-Gbeeku is a grassroot candidate who has been with the NPP party since 1992.
Over the years he has supported the party within the national and constituency levels.
He has thus put himself up for consideration for the position of Municipal Chief Executive for the Ashaiman Municipality.
Party people within the Ashaiman Municipality believe Alexander Amanor Narh-Gbeeku is a candidate worth considering for the position due to his exploits and contribution within the party over the years.
As a known and well established business man, Mr. Amanor Narh-Gbeeku is a Ga-Dangme man who hails from Great Ningo in the Ningo Prampram constituency of the Greater Accra region.
Speaking in an interview, the business man believes he is the man of the moment who can deliver the mandate of the President at the local level.
He said having been in Ashaiman for a very long time, he has what it takes to develop the Ashaiman Municipality into a livable City full of opportunities within two years.
Mr. Amanor Narh-Gbeeku said, “I believe I am the man of the moment. I am a unifier and one who can bring Ashaiman to life when given the opportunity to serve as the MCE”.
When asked about his contribution to the party, Mr. Amanor Narh-Gbeeku said, “I have been with the party since 1992 and prior to the 2016 and 2020 general election I was and continue to be a patron of Dangme for Change Movement, a Dangme movement that sort to campaign for votes for the NPP. Ever since I joined the NPP in 1992, I have played diverse roles from the polling station level to the constituency level”.
Mr. Amanor also contested the last Parliamentary primaries of the party in Ashaiman but lost to Alhaji Yakubu Labrran Barry.
According to him, although he lost, he continued to render his support and services to the party.
“Aside from working for the party, I have also over the years contributed to the logistical needs of the party by making some donations to aid the party’s campaign. I donated a 4×4 Isuzu Pick up to the party in 2016 and further presented some T-shirts as well to the party to help meet our party needs…”
“I decided to put myself up for the position of MCE for Ashaiman because I believe as business man and a true party man, I have what it takes to lead the party at that level,” he said and added that, “I have been with the party for about three decades and I have contributed my quota significantly to the party as one from the proud Ga-Dangme fraternity. Although I don’t believe in tribal politics, I think with my capabilities and contributions to the party over the years and also an Indegene of the Ga-Dangme fraternity it wouldn’t be out of place for the appointing Authorities to consider my candidature as the first Ga-Dangme candidate in the NPP to be considered for the position as MCE in Ashaiman”.
Some persons within the constituency who spoke in an interview also were of the view that Amanor Narh-Gbeeku is a candidate they are confident would perform very well when given the opportunity.
Some polling agents within the constituency explained that, “Mr. Amanor has been with us since 1992 and has occupied several positions at the polling station level from organiser to chairman and polling station executive and thus deserve the position”.
Some also continued that “Amanor contested this same position as MCE in 2017 but was not given the nod so we would be pleased to have him given the nod. Our incumbent MCE has disappointed us so if Amanor is given the opportunity I believe he will perform to redeem the image of the party within the constituency because we know his capabilities,” a member of the party Peter Manu said.
As the race gets heated, some persons within the Municipality have hit hard at the incumbent MCE Albert Boakye Okyere for failing to live up to expectation and have thus threatened series of demonstration should he be given another term in office.
So far it is rumored that four people have been shortlisted including the incumbent MCE Albert Boakye Okyere but some people who interacted with the media said they will be disappointed if he is considered as his administration has been one that has failed to champion any development agenda within the Ashaiman Municipality.
Some party coordinators of the NPP in Ashaiman and Assembly members have also threatened to join hands to ensure the incumbent is not retained due to what they allege to be poor performance of the MCE.