Adaklu Assembly rejects DCE nominee

Madam Ametefe

Madam Ametefe

The second woman nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo for the post of district chief executive for the of the Volta Region has been rejected by the assembly.

Eight of the 18 assembly members voted in favour of Madam Kate Ametefe, a teacher, while 10 voted against her at the ballots supervised by the Electoral Commission at the district capital, Waya on Friday.

Two months ago the assembly rejected Madam Josephine Selase Aku Sika Akoto-Boateng, an entrepreneur, with a massive vote against her nomination.

The rejection of the second nominee at the assembly hall was witnessed by the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Maxwell Blagodzi; Member of Parliament for the area, Kwame Agbodza; as well as the chiefs and queens of Adaklu.

Speaking to The Ghanaian Times after the rejection of the nominee, Mr Blagodzi said that there was no “essence” for the assembly to deny the President’s nominee the chance to serve as the district’s chief executive.

“It appears the people of Adaklu are not ready for the development agenda for the district to take off,” he added.

Meanwhile, the MP has expressed grave disappointed at the turn of events, saying by the rejection of Madam Ametefe by the assembly, “I have no one to complement my efforts to develop Adaklu.”

He entreated the NPP to do “deeper consultations” with the chiefs of Adaklu and opinion leaders before nominating another person for the position.

“I am ready to work with whoever gets the nod from the assembly,” Mr Agbodza added.


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