President Mills withdraws 6 DCE nominees
President John Evans Atta Mills has withdrawn six nominees for the position of the Metropolitan and District Chief Executives.
Even though no official reasons were given for the withdrawals, agitations within some of the districts over the president's nominations cannot be glossed over.
A statement signed by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh named the withdrawn nominees as follows:
Central Region: Agona West, Sussana Keelson-Aikins; Efutu, Alexander Fiifi Ghartey; Western Region: Jomoro, Stephen Blay; Ashanti Region: Afigya-Kwabre, Benedict Fosu Adjei; and Northern Region: Bunkpurugu, Abdallah Sibri Nanyuni; Karaga, Adam Mohammed Aminu.
The president further made more nominations for confirmation by Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies.
They are; Northern Region: West Gonja, Adam Mutawakilu; Kpandai, Jasper Jatoe Moayi; East Mamprusi, Adam Imoro; Central Region: Mfantsiman, Henry Hayfron; Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Peter Light Koomson; Eastern Region: Birim Central, Ophelia Koomson; Kwahu West, Alex Somuah Obeng; Kwahu North, Charles Evans Apraku; Ashanti Region: Ejura-Sekyeredumasi, Martha Bruckner; Upper West: Nadowli, Abu Kasangbata; and Volta Region: Krachi West, Moses Kwame Ponye;
The rest are; Brong Ahafo Region: Nkoranza North, Kwadwo Adjei Dwemoh; Jaman North, Hajia Amina Amadu; Tano North, Dominic Owusu-Amoako; Berekum, Stephen Lord Oppong; Kintampo South, Kojo Nyame Datiakwa; Kintampo North, Alhassan Seidu Harrison; Atebubu-Amantin, Sanja Nanja; Pru, Masawud Mohammed; Sene, Dominic Napare; Dormaa West, Vincent Oppong Asamoah; Asunafo South, Fleance Danso; Asunafo North, Mohammed Kwaku Doku; Asutifi, Eric Addae; Dormaa East, I.K. Kyeremeh; Tano South, Bukari Anaba Zakari; Jaman South, Julius Atta Bediako; Wench, Yaw Osei Agyei; Tain, Jones Samuel Tawiah; Sunyani Municipal, Kwasi Oppong Ababio; Sunyani West, Kwadwo Osei-Asibey and Techiman Municipal, Alex Kyeremeh.
The president's nominations is in fulfillment of Section 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Act 462.