I will work to reduce poverty - Kintampo South DCE

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The re-elected District Chief Executive ( DCE) for Kintampo South, Mr Kwadwo Nyame Datiakwa, has pledged to work with all stakeholders, especially  Nananom and assembly members to help reduce the debilitating poverty, the crush illiteracy and superstition among the people in the district.

He further gave an assurance that the assembly would not rest on its laurels until the people in the district could also farm all year round without depending on obsolete farm implements and rain-fed agriculture.

Mr Datiakwa made the pledge in his acceptance speech at a special meeting of the assembly at Jema , the district capital, to confirm him as the DCE for the Kintampo South District in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The  President’s nominee had 27 out of the 38 assembly members voting Yes to confirm his renomination, representing 71 per cent, while 11 voted No.

Mr Datiakwa, in his address, also called on all stakeholders to join hands to help reduce maternal and child mortality in the district to meet the Millennium Development Goals 4&5.

He thanked the President for renominating him and the assembly members for the confidence they had reposed in him by affirming him, but stated that he was dedicating his confirmation as the DCE to the hard working men and women of the district.

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Mr Datiakwa said he would also work hard to improve on infrastructure in the district to conform to the four thematic areas of the manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

His confirmation was witnessed by the elected member  of the Council of State for the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Saa Gyamfuaa II, Queen of Ayima and a government appointee of the assembly.

Meanwhile, the other  municipal and district chief executives (MDCEs) nominated by the President in the region have been confirmed.

They are Mohammed Kwaku Doku,  Municipal Chief Executive for Asunafo North, Mr Jones Samuel Tawiah, re-elected DCE for Tain, Mr Bukari Zakaria Anaba, DCE for Tano South and Mr Paul Donkor for the newly created Dormaa West District.