Lower Manya Krobo Assembly Confirms Acolatse

JFK AcolatseThe president nominee for the position of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Lower Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, Mr. Jacob Fredrick Acolatse was on Wednesday confirmed by the Assembly as its MCE.

Mr. Acolatse, the acting Managing Director of New times Corporation pulled 30 votes representing 66.67 per cent with 14 against and one rejected ballot to secure the blessing of the Assembly.

The Assembly however failed to elect a presiding member for the second time as none of the two candidates obtained two-thirds of the votes cast as required by law.

The town went into jubilation amidst heavy downpour which many described as a sign of blessing from God after four years without a substantive MCE due to several controversies which left the seat empty.

The election was supervised by the Deputy Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr. Gabriel Dei.

In attendance was the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Ms. Mavis Ama Frimpong, the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. Ebenezer Okletey Ter-Labi, Eastern Regional Coordinating Director, Mr. Abdulai Zakari, Municipal Chief Executive for Yilo Krobo, Mr. Andrew Soda and District Chief Executive for Upper Manya, Mr. Joseph Tetteh Angmor, among others.

Mr. Acolatse in his acceptance speech commended President John Dramani Mahama for realising his potentials and giving him the opportunity to serve his people as the next MCE.

He advised the assembly members to put behind them their individual differences and be united to serve the good people of Lower Manya in order to ensure massive development within the municipality.

Mr. Acolatse said that his administration would work towards improveing the basic needs of the people namely improving education, health and the provision of portable drinking water.

He promised to upgrade the market to an appreciable standard to create an enabling environment for traders to carry out their activities and to enhance the revenue mobilisation effort of the Assembly.

He said “to achieve all these basic priorities, we as an Assembly need to find ways of improving our internally generated fund and be committed to cutting cost on expenditure” he said.

For her part, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Ms. Mavis Ama Frimpong, commended the assembly members for endorsing the president’s nominee.

She challenged Mr. Acolatse to devote himself to serving the Municipality as a major priority to enhance rapid development in line with the government’s Better Ghana Agenda. From: David Kodjo, Odumase-Krobo.



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