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Politics Fri, 6 Sep 2013

DCEs advised to avoid partisanship

Five newly confirmed district chief executives (DCEs) in the Ashanti Region have been into office with a charge to avoid partisanship in their approach to issues.

The Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Yaw Adusei, who made the call in a speech before administering the oaths of office and secrecy to the DCEs, noted that no meaningful development could be achieved in situations where DCEs allowed partisan considerations to becloud their judgements.

The DCEs are Nana Asare Bediako, Atwima Nwabiagya; Mr Benjamin Anhwere, Adansi South; Mr David Addai-Amankwaa, Ahafo Ano North; Mr Samuel Appiah Kubi, Offinso North; and Mr Idrissa Adams, Kwabre East.

Mr Adusei urged the appointees to make themselves accessible to the people, saying “this is one sure way of winning the support and confidence of the people.”

He reminded DCEs that the President did not appoint them to lord it over the people. “You must remember that this is an opportunity given you to contribute your quota to the development efforts of the assemblies,” he said.

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He touched on the disability fund and entreated the DCEs to handle the fund with openness and advised the wider membership of the various disability groups to be involved in the disbursement of the funds.

Stressing on the need to maintain proper sanitation in their localities, the deputy regional minister stated: “This is an area I would like DCEs to handle with all seriousness.”

He asked the assemblies to implement the sanitation plans of their districts. Mr Adusei also disclosed that very soon, the regional branch of the sanitation programme would be formulated.

He commended the assembly members for the overwhelming endorsement of the appointees.

Speaking on behalf of the DCEs, Nana Asare Bediako thanked the President for the confidence reposed in them and promised that they would work to the best of their ability to speed up the development processes of their communities.

Source: Daily Graphic
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