A lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Isaac Dasmani has been confirmed as the new Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality of the Western Region.
He polled 39 votes out of a total of 45 votes cast by the general assembly yesterday.
President Akufo-Addo recently nominated Dr. Dasmani as the new MCE for the municipality to replace Mozart Owuh, who had stepped down on health grounds.
A letter issued and signed by the Minister for Local Government, Madam Hajia Alima Mahama, on behalf of the President, announced the lecturer's nomination for the position.
The letter issued on May 7, 2020 said, “The President, in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act, Act 936, has nominated Dr. Dasmani as the new MCE for Prestea-Huni Valley.”
The letter asked the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, to liaise with the Western Regional Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the confirmation process of the newly nominated MCE to administer the development of the area.
“In view of the above, the regional minister is requested to liaise with the Regional Electoral Commission to conduct the confirmation process of the nominated chief executive,” the statement said.
Subsequently, the confirmation exercise was held yesterday at the municipal assembly at Bogoso in the presence of the regional minister and the new MCE was endorsed.