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Effutu Assembly fails to approve MCE

Winneba (C/R), March 30, GNA - The Effutu Municipal Assembly on Friday failed to approve the President's nominee, Mr. Richard Robert Ghunney as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area. The nominee failed to obtain the two-thirds majority required for his approval.

Out of a total number of 24 assembly members present, Mr Ghunney had 14 votes, representing about 59 percent of the votes, while 10 people representing 41 per cent voted against him. The Effutu Municipal Electoral Officer, Mr. Anthony Oppong, who supervised the election, said Mr. Ghunney needed to obtain 16 votes, representing 68 percent of the total votes. According to Mr. Oppong, another election should be held within 10 days to determine the fate of the nominee.

The Central Regional Minister, Nana Atto Arthur, who addressed the Assembly later, said it was sad that they failed to approve the nominee and hoped that they would give him the nod at their next sitting. The Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr. Afenyo Markin, gave the assurance that the Assembly Members would be spoken to for them to approve the nominee. 30 March 08

Source: GNA

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