The principal streets of Suhum in the Eastern Region were on Monday inundated with a large crowd of people when the news broke that Julius Debrah, who hails from the town, had been appointed the new chief of staff at the presidency.
Scores of the residents were spotted in groups discussing the appointment of in cheerful moods.
When DAILY GUIDE visited the Suhum constituency office of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), scores of the party sympathizers were holding white handkerchiefs discussing the appointment of Julius Debrah, the immediate past Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
Party stalwarts who spoke to the paper expressed joy over his new appointment.
One party supporter, Mr. Todemah, told the paper that the choice of Julius Debrah by President John Mahama as the chief of staff had shown that there was a more serious rift at the presidency than people thought.
Mr Julius Debrah is to replace Prosper Bani, who has now been appointed an Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah.
Julius Debrah will be assisted by the Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Johnny Osei Kofi, who has now been re-assigned to the Flagstaff House.
E/R NDC Endorsement
The Eastern Regional secretariat of the NDC has congratulated Mr Debrah on his elevation.
According to a statement issued and signed by the regional secretary, Kevor Mark-Oliver, Mr. Julius Debrah’s appointment came as no surprise, considering his impeccable track record and rich experience as a politician – having risen through the ranks.
The statement recalled underscored, ‘Indeed, his position as the minister for Local Government and Rural Development saw to the rolling out of a very essential national programme dubbed, ‘National Sanitation Day,’ has come to stay.
Mr Debrah was born at Akorabo, in the Suhum municipality. He contested on three occasions as the parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the NDC for the Suhum seat, but lost it to Fredrick Opare Ansah.
He was appointed the executive director of the Ghana Tourist Authority, the Eastern and Greater Accra Regional Minister and Local Government and Rural Development.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Suhum
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