IT EMERGED that one of the staff of the Local Government Service who was interdicted for participating in the NDC’s parliamentary primaries, had resigned about a month ago. A document chanced upon by the DAILY HERITAGE showed that Mr Alexander Hedidor, then an Assistant Director at the Kassena Nankana Municipal Assembly in the Upper East Region, wrote to the service to communicate his decision to resign on August 1, 2019.
He indicated in the said letter that one of the reasons for his decision, was to allow him contest the parliamentary primaries on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Suaman Constituency in the Western Region.
“…the decision is to enable me to contest in the upcoming NDC Parliamentary Primaries in response to the clarion and persistent calls from the good people of Suaman Constituency to lead them as their Member of Parliament,” the letter read in part.
See details of the letter below
The latest development contradicts a letter announcing the interdiction of some three staff of the Service, including Mr. Alexander Hedidor, who have been accused of breaching the neutrality clause. The two others are Alhaji Maazu Abubakar and Roland Nsoh-Billa Abire, who contested the Pru West Bolgatanga East Constituency primaries, respectively.
”Your decision is in contravention of the Local Government Service Code of Conduct particularly, Canon (1): ‘the Principle of Anonymity and Permanence’ which states that ’Officers and staff of the Local Government Service shall serve the State with neutrality and anonymity in the national and local government process’,” Head of the Local Government Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur stated in a letter to the affected staff.