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Sunyani West Assembly finally confirmed DCE

Assembly members and government appointees in the Sunyani West District have finally endorsed Mr. Martin Obeng, as president’s nominee for the position of a District Chief Executive (DCE).

This is his second attempt to be the DCE as he was rejected in a first attempt about two weeks ago.

Hon. Martin Polled 49 votes, representing 90.7 per cent, while 5 assembly members voted against him in the election which was held for the second time.

He was subsequently sworn-in into office by the Brong Ahafo regional Minister, Lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh.

The election which was held at the assembly Hall was presented by a heavy security both police and soldiers to safeguard the election.

Also intended to foil any attacks by sympathisers and supporters, mostly the youth of the party, on the assembly members.

In Hon. Martin Obeng acceptance speech he showed a great depth of gratitude to president Nana Addo,Brong Ahafo regional minister lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh, electorates, family and for the confidence repose in him and also thanks members of the Federation of Disability Organization and Ghana Society of Physical Disability as he dedicate this honorable day for them.

He called for collective effort in bringing development to the area irrespective of party and ethnic affiliation.

“Development of the area is key to my development agenda and would leave no stone unturned to change the lives of the people for the better” he added.

” Am ready to welcome everyone views and support from everyone” he stated.

“The developmental projects like poor infrastructural roads, sanitation should be dealt with as soon as possible” he added.

He pleaded with the assembly members to avoid partisanship and work together as a team for a better result.

Brong Ahafo regional minister, Lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh commended the assembly members for finally making a decision that would be of great help for the people.

He cautioned the newly confirmed DCE against favouritism and asked him to work selflessly with the assembly members.

The election was witnessed by the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh,Regional police commander, Rep. from military,Sunyani East MP. Nananom,regional youth organizer,some confirmed MCEs and DCEs and regional NPP executives.

First Election Results;
Mr Martin Obeng did not secure the endorsement in the first meeting as he got 64.8 per cent of the votes cast.

Out of the 54 assembly members who were present and voted, 19 voted NO whilst 35 voted YES.

Nana Antwi Boasiako, Metro 90.5FM- Sunyani