Kwakwani elections to go ahead, despite gov’t objections
Kwakwani residents will tomorrow go ahead with planned elections to set up a committee to run the community, despite a vow by the government that it would only recognise the legitimacy of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) recently installed by the Local Government Ministry.
The community, which last week decided that it would hold polls to elect a 15-member committee, has the support of the regional administration and Region Ten Chairman Sharma Solomon yesterday said that residents would raise their own resources to develop the community in the absence of subventions and other support from the central government.
Although the IMC was installed to replace the disbanded Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), it has been greeted with fierce opposition by residents and the claims by some of its members of being unaware of their appointment to it have cast doubt on its credibility. Government has been accused of recently setting up IMCs with membership drawn from …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.