Assembly confirms Bekoe as new DCE
The members of the Upper West Akyem District Assembly, one of the newly created districts in the Eastern Region, have confirmed Mr. Derick Ohene Assifo Bekoe as the new District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
The confirmation ceremony was heavily attended by the Eastern Regional Minister, Victor Smith, former and incumbent members of Parliament of the Upper West Akyem constituency and traditional leaders in and around Adeiso, capital of the newly created district.
Before the start of the voting, the incumbent MP for the Upper West Akyem Constituency, Joseph Sam Amankwanor, called on members of the assembly to put the development of the district above their personal interests.
He was of the conviction that they were elected to represent and champion the socio-economic improvement of the electorate, and anything short of that, would betray the trust and confidence reposed in them.
The Eastern Regional Minister re-echoed the position of the MP, adding that the newly created district could only be on the same wave length with other established assemblies, when its members were non-partisan.
Victor Smith reiterated that despite every member of the assembly belongs to one political party or the other, it would be important that its activities were discharged free from politics.
At the end of the voting, 36 out of 37 members voted yes, representing 97.3% for the President’s nominee, whilst one, representing 2.3%, went against him.
He was subsequently confirmed by Mr. Eric Mensah Bonsu, Deputy Eastern Regional Electoral Director, who doubled as the supervising officer for the voting.
In his acceptance speech, the newly confirmed DCE declared his commitment to bring everybody on board, irrespective of the political affiliation to move the district to an enviable position, within no time.
He further thanked assembly members for the confidence reposed in him, and promised to justify it through accelerated socio-economic development, notwithstanding the short period.
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