THE Techiman North and South executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have commended President J.E.A Mills for nominating Mr Alex Kyeremeh for the position of Muncipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.
They also on behalf of the entire members of the party, from both constituencies, thanked the President for his choice, which they said was an added advantage to the cause of the party and Techiman in general.
The executives also expressed their appreciation to Nananom and opinion leaders in the municipality and beyond who backed the nominee .
A letter of appreciation signed by Mr Mumuni Saaka Adam, Techiman South NDC Organiser, on behalf of the entire executives of Techiman North and South and copied to the press said the nominee who had a vast experience as a former Member of Parliament (MP) and also a member of the Public Accounts and Works and Housing Committees of the previous parliament ,which made him more than qualified for the task ahead of him.
“We therefore wish to appeal to all the assembly members and stakeholders to approve of the President’s nominee so as to accelerate the development of Techiman,” it said.
The executive also expressed their appreciation to the youth of the party who exhibited maturity and support for the nominee as well as the party in general
In a related development, the Tain Constituency Executive of the NDC also commended the President for nominating Mr Jones Samuel Tawiah, an educationist as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic at Nsawkaw, the constituency organiser of the party Mr Abdul Razak Debrah on behalf of the executives said the constituency had no doubt about the competence of the nominee and therefore stated that the party was indeed grateful to the President.
“We have complete confidence in the President’s nominee and we are appealing to the assembly members to ensure his smooth confirmation as well’’. Assuring that the Constituency was prepared to throw its support to the development agenda of the nominee and the government,” he stated.
He said that the peaceful atmosphere that had preceeded the nomination of Mr Tawiah depicted the level of confidence the constituents had in him and their level of readiness to work with him.
He urged all other constituencies across the country to rally behind respective persons nominated for their districts and municipalities in order to accelerate development.
“It is expected that all other districts and municipalities across the country would respect the President’s decision in the interest of speedy development,” he stated.
The constituency executives also commended all the nine persons who vied for the position for pledging their support to the nominee.
They stressed that it was a mark of political maturity and love for the country’s democracy.
“We are urging them to appeal to the assembly members in their respective communities of origin to confirm the nominee without a second round to enable the district to save cost” he said.
According to the executives, it will not be in the interest of any district or municipality if a nominee was denied confirmation on basis of their origin, culture or religious inclinations.
“We believe the same confidence invoked in the President should be translated to his nominees,” he noted.
Mr Debrah was worried that the executives at the constituency level were often left out during political appointments, adding that it was sad that only those party executives at the regional and national levels had the opportunity to serve in government.
He appealed to the president to consider good materials at the constituency levels in future appointments.
For his part, Mr James Kwadwo Tannor who spoke on behalf of the nine contestants also commended the executives for their contribution.
He assured the nominee of their support upon his confirmation. “His nomination is a victory for the constituency” he emphasised.