The Management of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Assembly is urging the public to disregard a letter containing grammatical errors that has gone viral on social media purported to have been written and signed by the District Chief Executive.
It can be recalled that a letter purported to have been written by the District Chief Executive for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba and inviting people to welcome the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as part of his Ramadan tour of the Savannah region have gone viral in the past few weeks.
Addressing the media at Sawla, in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district of the Savannah region, the DCE, Lawal Tamimu stated emphatically that he did not author and sign such a letter and that it is a calculated attempt to tarnish his image.
He said as of the time the said letter was written and distributed, he was in Tamale to attend a meeting of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, (MMDCEs), with the Vice President and Ministers of Northern, Savannah and North East regions slated for May 29 to May 30, this year.
According to him, the District Coordinating Director whose duty is it to vet all letters before the DCE appends his signature was also in Tamale the day the letter was written and distributed.
The statement further revealed that the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba assembly unlike other assemblies uses the Coat of Arms of Ghana in its letter head. However, the purported letter did not have the Coat of Arms.
According to him, considering the circumstances surrounding the letter, it was clear; the said letter cannot be attributed to him or from his office.
Mr. Tamimu said the issue is having a great toll on him, and his family and the assembly at large. According to him, the matter has since been referred to the police for further investigations.
Below is the purported letter