6 DCEs Take Office In BA
The six were nominated by President John Dramani Mahama and subsequently confirmed by their respective assembly members. They are Kwasi Oppong Ababio, MCE for Sunyani; Kwadwo Adjei Dwomo Agyentutu, DCE for Nkoranza North and Eric Addae, DCE for Asutifi North, all re-nominated.
The rest who were newly appointed are; Stella Amoatenmaa, MCE for Nkoranza South; Emmanuel Kwame Opoku, DCE for Pru and Francis Kofi Baah, DCE for Sene East.
The Regional Minister, Paul Aidoo, who administered the three oaths of allegiance, secrecy and the official oath, advised the chief executives to work harder to meet the expectations of their people.
He charged them to watch their lifestyles critically in order to avoid any conflict between them and their people.
The minister again warned the nominees to properly use their official vehicles for their duties.
Touching on the rejection that has greeted the nominations of the President, Mr Aidoo called on the various stakeholders, especially the assembly members, party people and the chiefs to rally behind the President’s nominees.
He bemoaned the attitude of the assembly members who demanded huge sums of money from the nominated DCE before confirming their nominations.
‘What is happening is so bad because we are selling the assemblies to the DCEs,’ he said, adding that ‘They (the assembly members) have forgotten that they are representing the interest and welfare of their people and not their own personal interest.’
He therefore appealed to the chiefs in the region to intervene in the brouhaha so as to bring sanity into the system.
The Regional Minister mentioned further that because of the many misunderstandings and conflicts that have arisen over the nominations, he was acting in about 13 districts in the region.
He however indicated that the protests and the rejections would not cow the President into withdrawing those he had already nominated in the affected districts.
FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani
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