Yaw Danso, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bosome Freho in the Ashanti Region, has been suspended for alleged illegal mining.
The suspension is to allow for an investigation into the claims, according to a letter from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
There was audio circulating that implicated the Chief Executive in illegal mining activities.
Some members of his Assembly had already urged President Akufo-Addo to investigate the allegations thoroughly.
Speaking with MMDCEs at a special meeting last week, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Mr. Danso had been invited to defend himself against the charges.
The Bosome Freho DCE was embroiled in controversy after some of his assembly colleagues attempted to pass a vote of no confidence against him.
Mr. Danso was accused by assembly members of causing divisions within their ranks and withholding resources intended for their work.
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