First round confirmation of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) will deepen the decentralisation concept for speedy progress of communities.
Besides, their confirmation with one-time voting will allow for efficient administration and effective implementation of government policies, programmes, social interventions and projects.
Kwasi Adu Gyan, the Bono East Regional Minister,appealed to assembly members to give the president’s nominees first time confirmation in a speech prior to voting by the Kintampo South Assembly at Jema in the Bono East Region to confirm Opoku Nyame, the president’s nominee as the District Chief Executive.
In the election conducted and supervised by the District Office of the Electoral Commission, 36 out of the 40 Assembly members voted “Yes”, representing 90 per cent, to confirm Mr Nyame as the District Chief Executive, with four “No” votes, representing 10 per cent.
Mr Gyan cautioned that “delays in confirmation of MMDCEs will stall the growth and development of the communities which will also impoverish the people and will be a disservice to the people they are supposed to serve.
“You must allow for one-time voting for efficient and effective administration and implementation of government’s policies, programmes, social interventions and projects to enhance the decentralisation concept and improve livelihoods which the people must not be deprived,” he stressed.
Mr Gyan described Mr Nyame as competent, firmand focused to ensure the effective and efficient administration of the assembly for rapid and holistic progress, growth and development.
Mr Nyame, an Educationist, thanked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the confidence reposed in him and assured of practicing an all-inclusive administration for pragmatic implementation of government policies, social interventions and programmes for the benefit of the people. -GNA