Give Us New DCE For Upper Denkyira West — Denkyira Chiefs

The chiefs of Denkyira have asked the President to give them a new district chief executive for the Upper Denkyira West District to accelerate the area’s development.

The district has been without a DCE for months following the suspension of Mr Daniel Appianin.

Mr Appianin was suspended for his “unguarded” comments after the killing of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region.

The acting President of the Denkyira Traditional Area, Nana Adjei Nkyiriyie II,said the absence of a DCE was affecting the development of the area.

“If you won’t bring back our DCE, give us a new DCE,” he said.

Nana Nykyiriyie made the call when the Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, called on them as part of his working visit to the Upper Denkyira East and West districts.

He said the district needed a head to control and steer its development.


The acting President called on the minister to work to sanitise the activities of small-scale mining.

He said while there were many negative effects of small-scale mining, there were some advantages, and called on the government to work to urgently sanitize the situation

for licensed small-scale miners to resume work.

Mr Duncan acknowledged that the absence of a chief executive in any district affected the development pace of that area.

He pledged to make recommendations to the President to have the vacuum filled.

On illegal mining, Mr Duncan noted that lands in the area had been seriously destroyed by the activities of galamseyers.

"In the near future, we may not have lands to cultivate our crops," he said.

He said the Pra River had been highly polluted by the activities of illegal miners.

He urged the chiefs to support efforts at sanitizing the mining industry