General News of Saturday, 15 July 2017
The Jomoro District Assembly of the Western Region has for the second time rejected the nomination of Mr Eric Muah as District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
During a confirmation last Wednesday supervised by the Jomoro District Electoral Officer, Mr Isaac Ano Otoo and witnessed by the Western Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, the DCE nominee failed to get the required two-thirds majority votes of the assembly members as stated by law.
Out of the 48 Assembly Members present, 26 voted for the nominee, while 22 voted against him.
Mr Eric Muah suffered a similar fate in May 9 this year, when 25 Assembly Members approved his nomination, while 23 rejected it.
However, with the nominee securing 54%, he has automatically qualified to be considered for the position for the third time at a later date to be announced by the Regional Minister
Earlier in a speech by the Western Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Afriyie appealed through the traditional authorities present to impress upon the Assembly Members to give the nominee the mantle to bring his experience to bear on the development of the District.
He further asked them to unite and resist the temptations of being misled by people, since that had the potential to retard development.
The Regional Minister also went on his knees to beg the Assembly Members to forgive the nominee if he has done something wrong to anybody and confirm him but the Minister’s appeal fell on deaf ears.