Bunkpurugu (NR), Feb. 26, GNA – Assembly Members at the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District of the Northern Region, on Wednesday endorsed overwhelmingly Mr Sampoa Timothy Laari as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
Mr Laari polled 41 votes out of the 45 Member-Assembly, representing 91.1 per cent of the votes cast, in the election which was supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission (EC).
Mr Laari expressed gratitude to President John Dramani Mahama for the appointment, and thanked the Assembly Members for their sense of purpose and his overwhelming endorsement.
He pledged to work harder to justify the confidence reposed in him, and appealed to all to discard negative attitudes that would divide the people, saying, ‘We need unity, peace and togetherness to steer affairs of the district’.
He pledged to run an open administration, to ensure that people with great ideas were brought on board, to facilitate the development of the area.
Mr Laari appealed to Assembly Members to give him the needed cooperation, by coming together as one family with a common purpose for the interest of the people, saying, ‘We need to work hard to improve the living conditions of our people especially in areas of poverty reduction, agriculture improvement and health’.
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, Northern Regional Minister, commended the assembly members for their wisdom and voting overwhelmingly to confirm the nominee, which was an indication that they were poised for development.
Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru said government was interested in ensuring that the lives of the people improved through the execution of the ‘Better Ghana Agenda,’ and gave the assurance that development would never elude any part of the country.
He, therefore, appealed to chiefs, opinion leaders, and all other groups in the area, to come together and seek peace, saying, ‘Riots would continue to deter investors because the district has the potential in agriculture, which is the backbone of the economy’.
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