President Nana Akufo-Addo has rescinded his decision to revoke the appointment of the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere East in the Ashanti Region, Mary Boatemaa Marfo.

She was dismissed on 22 September 2020 for allegedly threatening to reduce the votes of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Effiduase-Asokore Constituency during the December 7 polls.

The DCE was heard in a conversation with a party member in a leaked audio tape allegedly plotting to carry out that threat.

Subsequently, a letter written by the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Kwasi Boateng Adjei, and addressed to Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah, announced the dismissal of the DCE and tasked Mr Osei-Mensah to take oversight responsibility until a new DCE is appointed.

However, a new letter signed by Mr. Adjei dated 24 September 2020 announced the DCE’s reinstatement.

“I have to inform you that His Excellency the President has rescinded the decision to revoke the appointment of Hon. Mary Beatrice Marfo as District Chief Executive of Sekyere East District Assembly,” the letter read.