Regional News of 2014-01-10

Wa East District Assembly confirms nominee

Mr. Abdul Karimu Abudu is the new district chief executive of the Wa East District.

The 36-member house confirmed him with 26 votes in his favour, with 10 against, at Funsi, the district capital on Thursday.

Some 10 government appointee members were replaced and one assembly member who died last year was also substituted before the election was conducted to confirm Mr. Abudu.

Dr. Ephraim Avea Nsor, Upper West Regional Minister cautioned the assembly members to avoid witch-hunting one another, but to consider all members as important agents of development in the best interest of the people.

He suggested that one of the best ways the district could succeed in its development efforts was for the assembly members and all other stakeholders in the communities to remain united and work as a team to enhance development.

Naa Seidu Braimah, a Council of State Member from the Upper West Region, advised assembly members to see themselves as non-partisan units for development and progress of the communities.

He said the district would not realize the much needed development if the assembly members were playing partisan roles.

Naa Braimah, who is also the chief of Guli in the Wala Traditional Area, urged the assembly members and other stakeholders in the communities to avoid political party affiliations, but come together and fashion out development projects to benefit the people.

He appealed to government appointees in the Assembly to bring their experience and expertise to bear on the overall development needs of the people

The Guli-Naa also urged heads of government departments and agencies operating in the district to support Mr. Abudu to develop the district, which he said was considered as the most deprived district in Ghana.

Naa Braimah said the failure of the district chief executive should be judged as the failure of the heads of departments and agencies in the districts, but his success should be equally shared as the success of the heads of government institutions in the area.

He advised the district chief executive to work closely with traditional rulers to bring the needed development to the communities.

The Guli-Naa, however, appealed to traditional rulers to avoid unnecessary demands on the chief executive and the district assembly.

It would be recalled that on January 3, the assembly members failed to confirm Mr. Abudu who polled 20 votes, short of three votes to make two-third of the 34 member house required to confirm him as a district chief executive.

Source: GNA
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