B/A Minister swears in four DCEs)

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, has sworn in a municipal and four district chief executives (MDCEs) appointed by the President in the region on behalf of the President, John Dramani Mahama.

They are Messrs Gordon Asuboteng, Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Dominic Napare, Joseph Alexander Bonsu and Moses Addai-Fofie as MCE for Dormaa Central and DCEs for Dormaa West, Sene East, Banda and Sene West.

Dormaa West, Sene East and Banda are part of the five newly created district assemblies in the region with their capitals as Nkrankwanta, Kajeji and Banda Ahenkro.

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They were carved out of the Dormaa West Municipal, Sene and the Tain districts respectively. The remaining newly created districts in the region are Techiman North with its capital at Tuobodom and Asutifi South with its capital as Hwidiem. Their DCEs are yet to be sworn in.

Before their swearing in,  Messrs Vincent Oppong Asamoah and Dominic Napare were the municipal and district chief executives for the Dormaa West Municipality now Dormaa Central and Sene now the Sene West District respectively but are now the DCEs for the newly created Dormaa West and Sene East districts.

Mr Nyamkye-Marfo, on behalf of the President, administered the oath of allegiance, secrecy and office to the appointees and also presented their instruments of appointments to them at a brief ceremony held at the residency in Sunyani last Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

In a brief remark, the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister urged  them to work hard to bring into fruition the better Ghana Agenda to enable the people renew the mandate of their government because they were the representatives of the President at the municipal and district levels.

He tasked them to also cooperate and show respect to the various traditional rulers in their respective jurisdiction and also endeavour to work with these leaders hand- in- hand to enable the people benefit from the decentralisation process which was aimed at bringing development to the doorsteps of the people.

Mr Nyamekye-Marfo further tasked the appointees to also establish a good rapport with the party leadership in the districts so that together they would work for the good of the people.

He added that their stay in office was so short that they must strive to work hard to ensure that the government was retained in power since any credit did not go to  them alone but to the President and the government.

He advised them not to sleep over issues that were a  threat to national security and the safety of the people but to let the Regional Security Council have prior information about them in order to act swiftly to nib them in the bud.

Mr Napare, the DCE for Sene East, on behalf of his colleagues, pledged to work assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in them by the President and also to the expectation of the people.

Story: Samuel Duodu