Politics of Sunday, 9 September 2018
Assembly Members of the newly created Berekum West District have confirmed the President’s nominee, Mr. Isaac Osei as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
The assembly members gave the nominee, Isaac Osei, an overwhelming endorsement as he obtained 27 out of the 27 votes cast in an election supervised by the Electoral Commission.
The outcome threw the venue into jubilation as the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister-designate and MP for the Asunafo North and other MMDCEs were present to lend their support.
Before the vote, rumours in town had suggested a likely repeat of the outcome of a similar exercise a month ago, when they failed to confirm the President’s first nominee.
The Assembly members failed to confirm the first government nominee, Mr. Martin Obeng Adjei as the Chief Executive for the newly created District, in two-month exercise that was characterized by accusations and counter accusations of corruption and bribery amongst supporters of the failed nominee and assembly members.
The district assembly, which was carved out of the Berekum Municipal Assembly this year, has been running without a DCE hindering developmental projects.
Evans Opoku, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister in his speech advised the DCE to represent the interest of people in the district.
He tasked him to build a united team to ensure government policies are successfully implemented to enhance the development of the area.
The DCE commended the assembly for the confidence reposed in him and pledged to work hard to bring development to the district.