Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh,on Friday sworn-in the first batch of twenty-four Municipal and District Chief Executives (MCEs/DCEs)into office in the Region.
The swearing-in of the 24 out of 27 MCEs and DCEs in the Region followed their confirmation by their various district assemblies while three district(MCEs/DCEs) unconfirmed by Assembly members in the district,named Sene East(Abraham Mbanye),Berekum Municipal(Kofi Adjei) and Sunyani West( Marthin Obeng)
The new MCEs/DCEs sworn-into office are ;
1. Asutifi North- Hon Anthony Mensah
2. Asutifi South – Hon Dwomoh Mensah Robert
3.Tano North- Hon Ernest Kwarteng
4. Tano South – Hon Collins Offinam Takyi
5. Asunafo North- Hon Yaw Osei Boahen
6. Asunafo South – Hon Osei Bonsu Snr
7. SUNYANI East- Hon Dr. Evelyn Ama KUMI Richardson
8 . Sene west – Hon John Nyarba
9. Atebubu – Hon Edward Owusu
10. Pru – Hon Stephen Jalulah
11. Wenchi- Hon Dr. Prince Kwakye Afriyie
12. Kintampo Municipal- Hon Micheal Sakodie Baffoe
13. Kintampo South- Hon Alexander Gyan
14. Techiman municipal-Hon John Donyinai
15. Tachiman North- Hon Peter Mensah
16. Nkoranza Municipal- Hon Atta-Kusiwaa Diana
17. Nkoranza north – Hon Gifty Korsah Authur
18. Dormaa Central- Hon Drissah Ouattara
19. Dormaa east – Hon Emmanuel Kofi Agyemang
20. Dormaa west – Hon Marry Ameyaa
21. Tain – Hon Charity Akua foriwaa Dwmmoh
22. Banda – Hon Mary kone
23. Jaman North -Hon Adane Ankomah
24. Jaman South – Hon Alhaji Abuu.
Lawyer Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh congratulated them and reminded them to ensure harmony and unity among themselves.
‘MCEs/DCEs are appointees responsible to the government, the Member of Parliament (MP), Presiding Members to the assemblies and the citizenry” he said to them.
The minister said, they must ensure that government policies and programmes like Planting for food and job campaign, free SHS and One district one factor succeed and also provide facilities and infrastructure that would improve the living conditions of their people.
“Your appointment is privilege, opportunity given to you and must utilize it well by Learning how to entertain and tackle every issue, respect, truth and confidence should not be taken for granted but to stir on to able you in your ambitions” he said.
Lawyer Kwaku Asomah advised them not attempt to be the boss and refuse to listen to advise, “your coordinating directors have a deep knowledge of the systems and you must not sideline them” he added.
The minister said to them, that the district is confronted with developmental projects that are sanitation, environment, low revenue and also high rate of youth unemployment, corruption and urged them to seek necessary attention to their demands.
According to lawyer Asomah “issues that could degenerate into civil disobedience, confusion and the break down of law and order, must not be underestimated or ignored by the MCEs/DCEs” he urged them.
The minister said to them that they should operate open-door administration but they must always work with caution.
He charged them to be industrious, transparent and also live above reproach and added that they should create good rapport with all heads in the region, and all manner of related parties, seek views and solve all their problems.
Meanwhile Hon. Yaw Osei Boahen, MCE for Asunafo North speaking on behalf of the MCEs/ DCEs thanks president Nana Addo,Regional Minister,Nananom and Assembly members in their districts for the confidence reposed in them.
He pledged their commitment to work hard and improve the living conditions of the people.
“We will work hard to bring President Nana Addos’s vision into reality” he stated.
The program was witness by Nana Bosoma Asor Nkrawiri Omanhene of Sunyani Traditional Area,Nana Yaa Nyamaa II, Queen-mother of the Sunyani Traditional Area, Nana Pemapin Yaw Kagbrese,president of of B/A House of Chiefs,Regional police commander,departmental heads in the Regional and NPP regional executives and supporters.