Volta Regional Minister elated over confirmation of MDCEs

October 4, 2021 By 0 Comments

The Ho West DCE, Mr. Ernest Apau, in a joyful mood after his confirmation

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, is happy with the total acceptance of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for the positions of municipal and district chief executives (MDCEs) in the region.  Six out of the 18 municipal and district chief executive-nominees were confirmed last week, without any difficulties.

The Regional Minister noted that the acceptance of the nominees, through voting, by the assembly members, was a clear indication that the members were departing from the situation of rejecting MDCE-nominees.

The elated Regional Minister, who was addressing the media at Dzolokpuita, the District Capital of Ho West, after moderating the voting, confirmation, and inauguration ceremonies of the six municipal and district chief executives last week, said he was overjoyed by the acceptance of the nominees.

In the North Dayi District, Mr. Edmond Kudjoh Atta, who had been re-nominated, got 32 votes out of the 34 cast, which represented 94.1%.

The development at the Kpando Municipal Assembly was not different from what happened at the North Dayi District Assembly, as the President’s nominee, Mr. Geoffrey Badasu, was also confirmed with a hundred per cent votes.

The President’s nominee for the Hohoe Municipal Assembly, Mr. Noble Awumey, also had 17 votes to get the nod from the 24 assembly members who cast their ballots.

In the Afadzato South District, the nominee, Mr. James Etornam Flolu, had 25 votes in his favour, out of the total of 33 cast.

The South Dayi assembly members also voted a hundred per cent for the nominee, Mr. Godwin Kwame Daadzawa, while the 37 members of the Ho West District Assembly also voted for their nominee, Mr. Ernest Apau.

The North Dayi District Chief Executive, Mr. Edmond Kudjoh Atta, who is the Dean of Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Volta Region, thanked the President for re-nominating him, and commended the assembly members for accepting him to serve them for the second time.

Mr. Kudjoh Atta noted that the massive endorsement by the assembly members was an indication of the confidence they had in him, and assured them that he would use his second term in office to continue with the relevant development projects.

The outspoken DCE reminded the assembly members, as well as residents of the area, of his open-door system of administration, which, he stressed, would not change in the second term, and that they should take advantage of the situation to make suggestions that would aid the ongoing development process.

“I have not changed, and would never change, let alone to lord my position over the people. You know me, and would testify that over the past four years, my relationship with the staff of the Assembly was cordial, and we all worked together as people with a common goal of bringing development to our people,” he said.

The elated DCE told the assembly members and residents that the future of North Dayi looks brighter under his leadership and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, led by Nana Addo.