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Politics of Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Source: GNA

Manya Krobo District Assembly confirms President Nominee

Odumase, May 6, GNA - The President's nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for Manya Krobo, was endorsed at an emergency assembly meeting on Tuesday. Mr Isaac Agbo Tetteh, a 32- year old chemistry tutor at the Adisadel College in Cape Coast, polled 29 votes out of the 41 votes cast, with one rejected ballot. The Eastern Regional Minister Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, before the election explained that the nominee was not a stranger as was being alleged. He reiterated that the selection of the nominee had been scrutinized by competent persons and all those concerns taken into considerations.

He therefore urged the assembly members to endorse him to move the development of the district forward. Mr Ofosu-Ampofo bemoaned the slow pace of development in the district, which according to him had rendered many of the residents poor and urged that them cooperated to speed up the development. Mr Tetteh in his victory speech thanked members of the assembly for the confidence reposed in him and pledged to work in humility with all of them without recourse to their political backgrounds. He said despite the objections raised against his nomination by a section of the assembly members, he did not hold any grudge against any individual and appealed to all stakeholders to join hands with him in working hard to better the lot of the many deprived people in the area.