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General News of Saturday, 29 February 2020

Source: starrfmonline.com

Local Government expert Kyei Baffour has died


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Local government expert George Kyei Baffour has died, Starr News has learnt.

Mr. Kyei Baffour who was also chairman of the New Patriotic Party at Asante Akyem Central in the Ashanti region died at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital Saturday.

He was admitted at the Konogo government hospital for days before being transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital in Kumasi where he passed.

Background

The nominee, Mr Kyei Baffour was a local government expert and served as a Presiding Member for the Asante Akyem Central Municipality for six years during former President John Agyekum Kufour’s era.

It will be recalled that the Asante Akyem Central Municipal Assembly members kicked out George Kyei Baffour, who was nominated by the President for the post of Municipal Chief Executive at a meeting at Konongo in 2017.

While 18 of the assembly members voted NO, 17 others voted YES, representing 47.22 per cent of the total number of the members present at the meeting.

A total of 36 members voted with one rejected ballot.

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