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15.04.2008 General News

Ketu-North DCE confirmed

By Samuel Agbewode, Dzodze - Ghanaian Chronicle

The President's nominee for the Ketu-North District, Togbui Awusu III from Afife, has been unanimously confirmed by the twenty-nine members of the new assembly, amidst jubilation.

Togbui Awusu, the forty year old traditional ruler, polled twenty-nine votes, which gave him hundred per cent of the total votes, an indication of the general acceptance of the nominee.

However, the assembly failed to elect a Presiding Member, for the second time, after one of the contestants, Togbui Wetsigbe, stepped down, thereby paving the way for Mr. Vincent Tetteh to stand alone to be voted for, but he still did not get two thirds of the votes to qualify him as the Presiding Member.

He polled seventeen out of the total vote of twenty-nine cast.

The Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, who was satisfied with the development at the new assembly, said the overwhelming votes, the nominee received, was a clear indication that the President made the right choice

The Regional Minister, who is also an aspiring Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, pointed out that the development at the assembly, was indicative of the fact that democratic principles were being respected, which he said was relevant for growth.

He noted that the rejection of the people, who stood for the election of presiding members, clearly showed that nobody could impose people they did not want on them.

Mr. Dzamesi noted that as a new assembly, there was the need for the members to support the District Chief Executive (DCE), to ensure accelerated development of the area, which would be relevant to the development needs of the people, and charged the DCE to coordinate activities with members of the assembly, as well as the traditional authorities, to help move the area forward.

The Regional Minister, on behalf of the President, swore Togbui Awusu III into office as the DCE.

The DCE took the oath of allegiance and secrecy, which showed his commitment to the new position, to administer affairs of the District.

On his part, the DCE thanked the President for nominating him for the high position at the assembly level, and commended the assembly members for the confidence reposed in him, and pledged to work hard to uplift the image of the assembly.

He, however, called for support and cooperation from all, in order to promote development of the area, which would help improve on the living standards of the people, saying, he would operate an open-door administration, in which all views would be tolerated in the interest of development.

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