The President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has, in accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936) and Order 15 (1) of the Model Standing Orders for District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies, nominated Honourable Ernest Kwarteng for approval by the Assembly to be appointed as Municipal Chief Executive( MCE) for the Tano North Municipal Assembly.
In this regard, the Presiding Member(PM) of the Assembly, Honourable Kenneth Adom Agyei summoned a Special Meeting on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 at the Municipal Assembly Hall, Duayaw Nkwanta to take part in a ballot to confirm His Excellency the President’s nomiee.
The Regional Minister, Honourable George Yaw Boakye thanked all participants , Nananom, Honourable Assembly Members, Staff and Heads of Departments of the Tano North Municipal Assembly for taking time out of their busy schedule to make it to this program. He added that endorsing the President’s nominee will accelerate the development of the Municipality. He urged all Honourable Assembly Members to approve the Municipal Chief Executive nominee as he is the people’s choice.
|The Regional Electoral Commissioner explained that the MCE nominee, must get 2/3 of votes of Members present before he can be confirmed. He further reiterated that if the nominee gets less than the 2/3 of the votes cast, a fresh election shall be conducted within 10 days through the Presiding Member (PM). He said in such election, if the nominee fails to get Fifty Percent (50%) of the votes cast, then they would have to communicate back to the President. Out of the Thirty-Six (36) Hon. Members present and voted, the Municipal Chief Executive nominee got 100%. As a result, Hon. Ernest Kwarteng was duly confirmed the Municipal Chief Executive of Tano North Municipal Assembly by the Regional Electoral Commissioner.|
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) in his congratulatory speech thanked the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and his sector Ministers for the trust and confidence they have bestowed in him for his re-appointment. He extended his appreciation to Nananom and all Honourable Members for the role they played in his re-appointment as the Municipal Chief Executive. He pleaded for their support in his second term of office to help bring development to the Municipality.