Gomoa East Assembly approves President’s nominee

Gomoa Afransi, (C/R), Dec 17, GNA – Members of the Gomoa East District Assembly on Monday approved the President’s nominee for the position of a District Chief Executive (DCE), following the death of the former DCE over 10 months ago.

Mr Moses Jehu-Appiah, the nominee, polled 28 yes votes by members present out of the 39 votes cast by members of the Assembly.

There were 11 no votes against him.
The 28 votes he obtained represented 72 percent of the total votes cast, in the voting supervised by Mr Moses Tia, Gomoa East District Director of the Electoral Commission (EC).

The appointment of the new DCE, followed the demise of Mr Isaac Kingsley Ahunu-Armah.

Earlier in an address, Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, the Central Regional Minister, urged the Assembly members to approve the President’s nominee to ensure peace and development in the area.

He said the confirmation of the DCE would enhance certain policies and programmes, to give the required face-lift to the district.

The Minster said the government under President John Mahama, had rolled out massive development plans to improve the living standards of residents in the Gomoa East District.

Mr Fred Arthur, Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly, said it had put in place measures to improve the collection of revenue to undertake more development projects.

He said the Assembly could not all the time rely on the District Assembly Common Fund, and therefore stressed the need to explore more avenues to rake in plenty revenue.

Mr Arthur disclosed that the Assembly had set up an office at the far east of the District at Gomoa Buduburam to manage sharp developed estates that had sprang up near Kasoa, to ensure the rapid collection of property rate for the Assembly.

Obirifo Ahunakoh Ankobea, Omanhene of the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, said the approval of the President’s nominee would go a long way to bring the needed development to the Gomoa East District.

Mr Jehu-Appiah thanked members of the Assembly for the confidence and trust reposed in him, by giving him an opportunity to serve the district.

He assured the people that the district would see the speedy implementation of development programmes, and called for co-operation from residents of Gomoa to help move the district forward.

GNA


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