Confirmation of the President’s nominees for Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCE) by assemblies continues across the country.
At the Adentan Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, LAWRENCE VOMAFA-AKPALU reports that Mr Daniel Alexander Nii Noi Adumuah was retained as the Municipal chief Executive (MCE) with 100 percent vote.
Carried shoulder-high after he was declared by officials of the municipal Electoral Commission, Nii-Noi Adumuah expressed gratitude to the President for re-nominating him to serve his people for another four-year term.
He was also grateful to the Regional Minister, Henry Quartey for his support, the assembly members for their confidence and the various political parties adding, “this show of massive support would create and promote congenial and peaceful atmosphere needed for the development of the area”.
Nii-Noi Adumuah, the challenges confronting the municipality would be tackled systematically towards having a befitting legacy for the next generation.
The member of Parliament (MP) for Adentan, Mohammed Adamu Ramadan pledged to collaborate with the MCE for the betterment of the people adding “we do not belong to one party, but what is important is to provide the needs of the people who elected us, towards meeting their expectations and aspirations.
At the Shai Osudoku District Assembly, the members confirmed Mr Fred Offei, as the District Chief Executive of the Shai Osudoku District Assembly.
He garnered 32 votes representing 100 percent to get the approval.
Mr Offei in his acceptance speech, said there was new dawn for development of the people of Shai-Osudoku which will be centered on equipping the human capital with the right sense of patriotism to support his administration as well as leverage on developmental projects.
ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI reports from Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality that Mr Clement Wilkinson was confirmed by the 24 assembly members who voted ‘YES’
Assembly members, presiding members, traditional rulers, representative from organisations jubilated after Mr Kwame Amoah, the Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission raised the hands of Mr Wilkinson confirming him.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, urged the assembly members to unite, eschew enmity and hate and support the elected MCE to discharge his duties effectively.
He said both the MP and the MCE should support each other but not interfere in each other’s work.
The Minister urged the assembly members to rush to the media over grievances but use the appropriate channel in addressing them
The MCE going into his second term commended the assembly for the confidence repose in him and assured he would work hard to help bring development in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Amasaman Constituency, Mr Akwasi Afrifa Mensah assured him of his support to promote development in the communities and ensure the residents get their share of the national cake.
The Assembly man for Kotoku Electoral Area, Mr Henry Marbell on behalf of the assembly members commended the newly elected MCE and assured him of their support to help in achieve their goals.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI in ADAKLU-WAYA in the Volta Region, former Adaklu DCE Phanuel Donkor Kadey Volta Region, failed to attain the required two-third majority to enable him to enter a second term of office as DCE.
He garner nine ‘Yes’ votes in his favour out of the 19 assembly members , voted in his favour while nine others voted against him; with one ballot paper rejected representing 47.35 percent of votes .
After the result was announced, some members of the assembly and the public as well were seen celebrating hysteric.
Meanwhile, the President’s nominee for Agotime-Ziope District, Mrs Emilia Emefa Adzimah similarly failed to get the endorsement of the assembly members.
Out the 22 votes cast, she secured only 10.
The Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa had earlier, made vigorous efforts to convince the two assemblies to endorse the President’s nominees, saying that was necessary for smooth and continuous development.
FROM NKORANZA in the Bono East region, EMMANUEL ADU GYAMFI reports that the President’s nominee for the position of Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nkoranza South, Mrs Diana Attaa – Kusiwaa, a teacher, was rejected by the members of the assembly on Monday at Nkoranza in the Bono East region.
Out of the 42 voter turn-out, 20 voted Yes and 22 voted No thus her failure to secure more than two thirds of the members present and voted.
At Busunya, the capital of Nkoranza North district, the General assembly confirmed Mr Peter Osei Fosu, a Senior Assistant Registrar of the University of Ghana, as the DCE of the area.
Out of the 37 members who voted, 26 voted Yes recording 70.2 per cent and 11 voter No representing 29.7 per cent.
Mr Osei Fosu, in his acceptance speech, expressed gratitude to President Akufo – Addo, the Bono East Regional Minister, Mr Adu Gyan, members of his political party and residents of the district for reposing confidence in him.
He said his confirmation marked the beginning of ideological governance system in the local level and promised to be a unifier during his tenure of office.
The Regional Minister, Mr Adu Gyan, thanked the members of the Assembly for respecting the decision of the President to pave way for development saying that “the welfare of the people has no political colours”.
Mr Gyan charged the DCE to make infrastructural improvement, perseverance, love and unity his priorities in order to move Nkoranza north district forward.
He implored Assembly Members to rally behind the DCE for an accelerated progress of the area adding that “you must put party politics aside”.