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11 MMDCEs sworn into office

An inauguration ceremony was held in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to swear in 11 Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to serve in the recently carved districts in the region.

An inauguration ceremony was held in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to swear in 11 Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to serve in the recently carved districts in the region.

Eleven out of the 13 officials nominated by President Akufo-Addo to fill various vacancies as MMDCEs following the creation of the new administrative Assemblies were confirmed leaving Kwadaso Municipal and Afigya Kwabre South District Assemblies.

The newly sworn in MMDCEs obtained at least 66.7 per cent of votes cast at their respective District and Municipal Assemblies in order to secure their nomination.

The confirmed MMDCEs are Andrew Adu Boahen – Adansi Asokwa, Patrick Adusei -Ahafo Ano South West, Maurice James Wode – Akrofuom, Nii Lartey Ollenu – Amansie West, Akwanuansa Gyimah – Asokwa, Rebecca Yeboah – Atwima Nwabiagya North and Kwadwo Ansa-Sem -Juaben.

The remaining are Faustina Amisa – Obuasi East, Gloria Tennah Gambra – Oforikrom, Fred Adu Obeng – Old Tafo) and Dr John Osei Bobie Boahim – Suame.

The Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, who administered the oath at the ceremony on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo, was pleased about the creation of the new 13 Districts and Municipal Assemblies describing it as a step to develop the region.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Regional coordinating Council (RCC), Mr Osei-Mensah urged the new Chief Executives to avoid partisanship in the discharge of their duties.

He said the Chief Executives will sign an agreement and performance contract in order to realise the vision of government.

He charged the Chief Executives not to compromise security issues, revenue generation, judicious use of public funds, timely submission of required documents and reports as well as strict monitoring of government’s flagship programmes.

The Chairman of the Regional Security Council also entreated the MMDCEs to develop cordial relationships with all workers for effective team work.

“Always remember that your appointment is offering you a real opportunity to contribute your quota to the development of the nation and you will be judged at the end of your tenure through public opinion,” he added.


Source : Ghana/ClassFMonline.com

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