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Regional News Sun, 13 Jul 2008

Kwahu East District Assembly approved the President's nomination

Abetifi, July 13, GNA - The Newly created Kwahu East District Assembly has approved Mr Ramond Osafo-Djan as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the assembly.

Eighteen out twenty-four assembly members voted in his favour representing 75 per cent of vote cast. He was sworn into office by the Magistrate of the Abetifi Magistrate's court, Ms Lydia Aklamanu. In his acceptance speech, Mr Osafo-Djan, who was a former DCE for Kwahu South and currently Special Assistant to the Eastern Regional Minister, thanked the President and the assembly members for the confidence reposed in him and urged them to co-operate with him to enhance the development of the district. He advised the assembly members to cooperate and assist the revenue collectors to raise adequate revenue from the assembly's traditional sources of income to supplement its share of the common fund to finance more development projects in the community. Mr Osafo-Djan urged the staff of the decentralized department to work hard to implement government's policies to move the district forward.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Afram-Asiedu commended the assembly members for confirming the President's nomination and advised them to give the needed support for the development of the district. He advised the nominated District Chief Executive to serve the people diligently to improve the development of in the district. The Regional Minister advised the assembly members to bury their differences and give the needed support and cooperation to Mr Osafo-Djan, to enable him use his rich experience as a former DCE to enhance development in the communities. The Assembly on two occasions last month failed to approve Lt. Col. (Rtd) Alex Owusu Dwamena as District Chief Executive for the district.

Source: GNA