The Sene District Assembly has overwhelmingly confirmed Mr Dominic Napare, 47, an educationist, as the District Chief Executive (DCE) in a peaceful election.
The event was witnessed by a large number of residents and representatives of the four traditional paramountcies in the district, namely Wiase, Dwan, Bassa and Nkomi.
He polled 100 per cent of the votes as all the 38 assembly members present endorsed him at the emergency assembly meeting held at Kwame Danso, the district capital last week.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Arthur-Yeboah, led a team of officers to supervise the voting, while the Magistrate Court Judge, Mr Godwin Kpogli, administered the oath of office to the DCE.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, who was also present at the meeting commended the assembly members for their maturity by endorsing the nominee.
He was delighted that the assembly members placed the interest of their people first before any other thing.
Mr Opoku called for total political and administrative support to enable the DCE to execute projects in their respective communities for the benefit of all, and expressed the hope that the assembly would not rest on its laurels by working hard.
He called on other assemblies in the region to emulate the example of the Sene District by endorsing the President’s nominees to enable the government’s development agenda for their districts to commerce in earnest.
Mr Napare until his nomination and subsequent approval by the assembly as the DCE was the Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
In his acceptance speech, he thanked the assembly for the confidence reposed in him and pledged that he would work hard in honesty, transparency and accountability.
He pledged his commitment to run an administration of consensus building and, therefore, said he would liaise with all stakeholders to help sustain the prevailing peace in the district.
Mr Napare also gave the assurance that his administration would embrace all irrespective of one’s political affiliation.
The Presiding Member of the assembly, Mr Jones Nsiah Abronye, commended members for the confidence reposed in him, and urged them to support him to bring development to the area.
Earlier, representatives of the four traditional areas in the district met with the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister where they appealed to the government as a matter of urgency to construct the Atebubu-Deiffour-Battor road which also linked the district capital, as well as provide a ferry on their side of the Volta Lake to transport farm produce, and to enhance commercial activities from overseas communities in the district.
Mr Opoku in his response pledged the government’s commitment to ensure that every community in the country got its fair share of development projects, saying that their request for the construction of the road was a top priority of the government.