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Prestea Huni-Valley MCE steps down

Correspondence from Western Region

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Prestea Huni-Valley in the Western Region, Mr. Mozart K. Owuh has stepped on medical grounds.

According to an insider who disclosed why Mr. Owuh stepped down as the MCE for the area to GhanaWeb's Western Regional Correspondent, said the MCE has been battling with stroke since last year.

"It's on medical grounds, Mozart suffered a stroke last year and still recuperating. He hasn't done anything wrong", the insider recounted.

His sickness has directly and indirectly affected the Municipality and upon this the leadership of the party in the Western together with some stakeholders in the Municipality informed the President through the Local Government Ministry to nominate a new person to replace him.

Akufo-Addo nominates Dr. Isaac Dasmani to replace him

In a letter issued and signed by the Minister for Local Government, Madam Hajia Alima Mahama on behalf of President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, May 7, 2020 and sighted by this Reporter, it reads; "His Excellency the President in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act, Act 936, has nominated Dr. Isaac Dasmani as Municipal Chief Executive for Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly in the Western Region".

The letter has asked the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah to liaise with the Western Regional Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the confirmation process of the newly nominated MCE, Dr. Isaac Dasmani to administer the development of the area.

"In view of the above, the Hon. Regional Minister is requested to liaise with the Regional Electoral Commission to conduct the confirmation process of the nominated Chief Executive".

The letter concluded that, "I count on your usual cooperation".

Find below the letter

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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