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Assembly confirms new MCE

2010-09-22 20:26:21
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The Yendi Municipal Assembly has confirmed Mr. Issah Zakariah as the new Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

Mr Zakariah, a former Circuit Supervisor of the Ghana Education Service (GES), polled 45 votes out of 61, representing 73.8 per cent of the total votes cast. Sixteen members voted against his nomination.

He thus gained two-thirds of the majority of the votes by the 61-member house. The election, supervised by the Northern Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Mr Sylvester Kanyi, was held under tight security.

A few months ago, the President revoked the appointments of the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Mahama Welvis, together with two other DCEs at Karaga and Bunkpurugu-Yunyop, Alhaji Abdulai Sandow and Hajia Mavis Bawa respectively.

In hisacceptance speech, Mr Zakariah expressed gratitude to the President and members of the assembly for the confidence reposed in him.

"I equally see my position as an honour and a challenging one that requires the, support of alf stakeholders to enable me to achieve the desired results", he noted.

According to him, the municipality"had been; sharply divided along "various lines over the years".

The new MCE, therefore, pledged his commitment towards uniting the people for the accelerated development of the area.

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Mr San Nasamu Asabigi, thanked the assembly members for approving the President’s nominee and urged the people, particularly the youth to support him to accelerate develop municipality.

The Presiding Member. Iddrisu Hussein, said there was no doubt that the absence of a substantive MCE had slowed down development in the area.


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