April 07, 2011 Sekondi, April 7, GNA - The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), on Wednesday, unanimously confirmed Captain Rtd Anthony Cudjoe as its new Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).
Captain Cudjoe was fully endorsed by all the seventy appointed and elected assembly members present, prompting jubilations and merry-making among his supporters.
Captain Rtd Cudjoe in his acceptance speech recognised the challenges that has bedeviled the assembly over the years and called on all and sundry to help push the development agenda of the metropolis forward.
"The show of solidarity and support this morning attest to your readiness to win the battle, the work ahead indeed requires hard work and we will have to re-strategize to get things done", he added.
Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, commended the assembly members for their sense of purpose and urged them not to be influenced by partisan-politics, as well as, unduly interfering in the running of the assembly, to ensure accelerated development of the metropolis.
He urged the new MCE to avoid discrimination and rather have a listening ear for all.
Mr Aidoo also urged party supporters and members of the assembly not to seek undue favour, in terms of award of contract and other assembly businesses, which according to him always created problems.
Mr Mamoud Ali, the Presiding Member of the STMA, re-echoed the need to move the metropolis forward in order to meet the development needs of the area and the region as a whole.