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25.04.2009 Politics

Bongo District fails to endorse DCE nominee

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Bongo (UE), April 25, GNA - The Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region, on Friday failed to endorse the President's nominee for District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

Mr Clement Akugre Atia, a 51 year old former DCE for the area failed to obtain two thirds of the total number of assembly members as required by Law.

Out of the 48 totalled votes cast, he got 30, while 18 voted against him.

The assembly is to be reconvened in ten days time to vote again.

Earlier on, the Assembly elected Mr Ben Akansise as the Presiding Member, who called for the assembly's maximum cooperation and support to develop the area.

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, expressed disappointment about the assembly's failure to confirm the nominee.

Mr Woyongo appealed to members of the assembly to burry their political differences and placed the development of the district above partisan politics.

He also asked them to reconsider their decision and vote the president's nominee on the next voting date.

In related development, the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly endorsed the President's nominee, Mr Epsona Harry Ayamga, a 62 year Private Medical Practitioner as the Municipal Chief Executive.

Out of the 37 votes, he polled 35 votes representing 97.2 per cent of total number of assembly members.

Swearing the MCE into office, the Regional Minister, tasked him and the assembly to review the sanitation bye-laws and ensured that it was strictly enforced to serve as a deterrent to people who litter the surroundings.

Mr Woyongo advised the MCE to live a modest life and also be transparent in his administration.

He asked him to serve everybody in the Municipality equally and not to discriminate.

He told him to address issues such as poverty, ignorance and diseases which were the major problems confronting the people in the area.

Mr Ayamga commended the members of the assembly for endorsing him and said he would work assiduously together with them to bring development to the area.

He called for the Assembly's support and cooperation to enable him steer the affairs of the Municipality.

GNA

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