N/R: MMDCEs’ Confirmation: Kpandai District Assembly Confirms President’s DCE Nominee
In reference to the Article 243 (1) of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act 2016, (Act 936) which 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-third majority of members of the Assembly present.”
Base on these, the Kpandai District Assembly was scheduled 1st of October 2021 to confirm or reject the DCE appointed by the president.
Unlike other Districts reject the MMDCE appointee, the Assembly members of the Kpandai District Assembly confirmed the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive, Hon. Tatablata Kofi Emmanuel.
The nominee had 37 out of 39 of the total votes cast, a figure representing 95% of the valid votes in an election conducted by the District Electoral Commission.
The new DCE in his acceptance speech thanked the President for the confidence due him to serve the people of the Kpandai District again.
He gave an assurance of embarking on various projects he initiated to it’s fullest completion for the betterment of the Kpandai District.
“We have a collective duty, a duty which should see no barrier and devoid of partisanship to involve all stakeholders in our effort to serve the people of the Kpandai District.
“I therefore humbly call on all those who have a stake and capacity in the development of the District to eschew any personal and partisan interest and bring their competencies on board for services to improve the lives of our people,” he stated.
He also called on other aspirants who applied for the DCE position to team up with ideas and efforts to build a healthy and recognized District assembly in the northern Region and Ghana as a country.
“I am poised to serve once again with a stronger team to leave a legacy in the Kpandai District Assembly, a legacy which would be pursued to make all Assembly members feel beloved and motivated to contribute to the mission and vision of the Assembly without discrimination,” he included.