Monday, May 18, 2009


THE Jaman North and Jaman South District Assemblies in the Brong Ahafo Region have confirmed the nomination of their district chief executives (DCEs), bringing to 21 out of 22 persons whose nominations have been confirmed in the region.
The Jaman North District Assembly confirmed nomination of Hajia Amadu Amina, while the nomination of Mr Julius Atta Bediako was also confirmed by the Jaman South District.
Hajia Amina, 54, a Senior Midwifery Superintendent of the Jaman North District Government Hospital at Sampa, the district capital, polled 27 votes out of the 29 valid votes cast, representing 91.3 per cent of the total votes.
The assembly also elected Mr Twene Adu Asare as its Presiding Member.
Members of the Jaman South Assembly, at their emergency meeting held at Drobo, the district capital, also gave their approval to Mr Bediako, a 59-year-old District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Asunafo North Municipality to be its MCE. He polled 30 out of the 37 votes cast.
The election was conducted by the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Arthur Yeboah.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion were the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku; the Member of Parliament for Jaman South, Mr Yaw Maama Afful; the Jaman South District Coordinating Director, Mr Muslim Mohammed Saani, and some traditional rulers.
Mr Gabriel Kofi Kyereme was elected the Presiding Member for the Jaman South District Assembly.
In their acceptance speeches, Hajia Amina and Mr Bediako thanked members of their respective assemblies for the confidence reposed in them and gave the assurance that they would work with all stakeholders to ensure rapid socio-economic development of thier districts.
The only assembly left in the region to confirm the President's nominee is the Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly, which rejected the nominee, Mr Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, at the assembly's special meeting.
Mr Agyekum, who has to present himself before the assembly for the second time for his confirmation next week, failed to get the two-thirds majority of votes required to get the approval.
He was the defeated parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Nkoranza South Constituency in the 2008 election.

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