Article 243 clause 1 of the 1992 Republic constitution stipulates that “There shall be a District Chief Executive for every district who shall be appointed by the president with prior approval of not less than two-thirds of the members of the assembly present and voting at the meeting”.
In fulfilment of this article, The President of The Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo nominated Mr Lord Nana Tandoh as the MCE for Wassa Amenfi West Municipal.
With this nomination, the first huddle of the aforementioned article is accomplished by The President. The second huddle of the democratic process as enshrined in the article is the prior approval from the members of the assembly with voting rights.
The DCE nominee for Wassa Amenfi West Municipality in the Western region has been confirmed by the Assembly members today, Wednesday, 6th October 2021.
The nominee, Mr Lord Nana Tandoh for Wassa Amenfi West Municipal was able to secure the 2/3 majority threshold needed to have him confirmed as the District Chief Executive for the District.
The nominee for Wassa Amenfi West Municipality, Mr Lord Nana Tandoh secured his confirmation by getting 28 “Yes Votes” out of a total of 28 valid votes representing 100% of the total valid votes cast. The 28 votes were votes from 19 Elected Assembly Members and 9 Government Appointees.
According to the assembly members, they did it once for him to fast track the developmental agenda of the government and the Municipal Assembly.
Before the Assembly Members confirmation, P.V Asenso-Acheampong (O. Nagasty), NPP Constituency Director of Communications urged all the Honorable Assembly Members to put everything behind them and work together as united and patriotic citizens towards the collective advantage of the municipal. He pleaded with The Honorable Assembly Members to eschew individual, an ideological and political or partisan interest which is the bane of the developmental growth of the municipal.
P.V Asenso also entreated all Stakeholders, Traditional Rulers and Political Actors in the local governance system to add their voice to this clarion call to ensure that Mr Lord Nana Tandoh secures a 100% confirmation.
Cosmos Gyan: Pazion Media Representative at Amenfi West Municipal Assembly.