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Ketu North DCE lauds proposed ECOWAS Market

BY: Isaac Yeboah

The Ketu North District Magistrate, His Worship Ernest Agbenya, administering the oath of secrecy to Mr Claver Kofi Lawson (holding the bible). The Ketu North District Chief Executive, Mr Claver Kofi Lawson, has observed that the proposed ECOWAS market to be situated at the joint Ghana-Togo border at Akanu, near Dzodze, promises to enhance the economic base of the area.
He has, therefore, pledged to prioritise the completion of the project on schedule to bring maximum benefit to the people of the district.

“The proposed ECOWAS market is one of the lucrative business avenues that the government has brought to the area and I believe it holds a lot of promise for the people of the Ketu North District. It is my vision to ensure that this project is completed on time for the people of the district to reap the benefits,” she pledged.

Mr Kofi Lawson said this after he had been confirmed for a second term as the Ketu North District Chief Executive.

He polled 40 votes representing 73 per cent, while 15 persons, representing 27 per cent, voted against him.

The District Electoral Officer, Mr William Obeng-Adakwa, announced that he had been duly confirmed after which the District Magistrate, His Worship Ernest Agbenya, administered the official oath of secrecy.

Mr Lawson thanked President John Dramani Mahama for re-nominating him to serve the district and assured him that he would ensure his government’s agenda was implemented successfully in the district.

He also thanked the assembly members for the confidence reposed in him to lead the district and reassured all and sundry that his doors would be open to all for their constructive advice towards the development of the district.

The focus of his administration, he said, would be to provide more infrastructure in the areas of education, health, agriculture and also expand the economic base of the district.

The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, commended the assembly members for exercising their franchise in a mature manner and assured them those issues that had to do with the Ketu North District would take priority place on his agenda and that he would do everything possible to ensure that development of the district was advanced.

The Deputy National Treasurer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Madam Bertha Amenuvor, told the Daily Graphic after the confirmation of Mr Lawson that she was not surprised he had sailed through, saying he had performed creditably and that warranted his re-nomination by the President.

Moments after his confirmation, a good number of market women, who had thronged the premises of the assembly to witness the ceremony, went into wild jubilation.

One of them, Madam Abla Nukporfe, told the paper that they were happy Mr Lawson had been re-nominated and confirmed, saying he operated an open-door administration and always had a listening ear for all the concerns that they raised.

“We look forward to better days ahead,”   she remarked.

By Victor Kwawukume/Daily Graphic/Ghana