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Regional News Fri, 28 Mar 2008

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Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly endorses Chief Executive

Tarkwa(W/R), March 28, GNA - Mr George Mireku Duker, was on Thursday unanimously endorsed as Chief Executive for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly by the 37-member assembly at its maiden sitting at Tarkwa.

The election was supervised by Mr Yaw Opoku, Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Electoral Officer.

Mr John Ajet-Nasam, Tarkwa Circuit Court Judge administered the Oath of Allegiance, Secrecy and Office. Three other government appointed members were also sworn-in, they were Mr Patrick Paintsil, Headmaster of University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Junior High School, Mr Ben Assabil, a staff of Goldfields Tarkwa Mines and Mr Ben Kessie, a businessman. Mr Anthony Evans Amoah, Western Regional Minister urged the assembly members, chiefs, Heads of Departments and other stakeholders to give Mr Duker the needed support to work efficiently and effectively. He expressed appreciation to the assembly for the able manner the election was conducted and urged them to ensure a peaceful election in December.

Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister for Tourism and Diaspora Relations said their action had demonstrated unity in the assembly. He said government's decentralization programme was on course and power had been entrusted in the assemblies to facilitate development at the grassroots.

Mr Duker expressed appreciation to the assembly for the confidence reposed in him and called for unity among members.

Source: GNA

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