Alexander Frimpong (left) being declared winner by the District Electoral Officer, Alberta Osei Bonsu
The members of the Asante Akim South District Assembly in the Ashanti Region have overwhelmingly endorsed President’s nominee, Alexander Frimpong for District Chief Executive (DCE).
The former research and election officer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the area garnered 62 ‘Yes’ votes out of 63 Assembly members which is far above the required 66.7 percent.
One person voted ‘No’ to reject the nominee, who worked tirelessly for the ruling party when he was a student leader in 2007.
He served as party officer from 2009 to 2012 and left the shores of the country to undertake his PhD studies.
In his victory speech, the new DCE pledged to work hard to justify the confidence reposed in him by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Assembly members who endorsed him.
“I need your support and cooperation for us to work in unity in order to bring about development to the 198 towns, villages and cottages in the district,” he declared.
Mr. Frimpong said a lot of these communities in the district lack basic social amenities such as schools and clinics, among others, adding that poverty was rife among subsistent farmers who require governmental support to improve their yields.
According to him, “We need to create access for the people, and as an assembly, we have to position ourselves for the possible increase in enrolment with the coming into force in September of the free Senior High School (SHS) programme by government.”
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Kwaku Asante Boateng, expressed confidence in the new DCE, insisting that Alexander Frimpong is an affable gentleman, who has worked closely with the grassroots.
“There is good rapport between myself and Alex. We have worked together for many years. He is obedient and humble, and I know he will not disappoint anyone,” Hon Boateng indicated.
From Ernest Kofi Adu, Juaso