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Members of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District Assembly have overwhelmingly endorsed Mr Thomas Akar Gyimah as the District Chief Executive at its meeting held at Bunkpurugu.
Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, addressing the assembly urged chiefs and people in the district to put the past behind them and unite to develop the area.
He noted that conflicts among the people had affected
socio-economic in the area although it had rich natural and human resources.
Alhaji Idris asked the assembly members to open a new chapter in the administration of the district and cooperate with Mr Gyimah to accelerate its development.
He asked Mr Gyimah to seek advice from his predecessors the chiefs to assist him administer the district efficiently and effectively.
"You should endeavour to build bridges of peace between the factions to ensure the district did not relapse into violence. You should ensure even distribution of development projects within the
district," he said.
Mr Gyimah, pledged to work hard to reduce the rate of poverty among the people and speed up development in the area.
He gave the assurance to run an open-door administration and called for cooperation to ensure the development of the district.