The Adentan Municipal Assembly members last Thursday endorsed Mr. Daniel Alexander Nii Noi Adumuah, by 100 percent to become the municipal chief executive.
A total of 18 assembly members, being 13 elected members and six government appointees voted to confirm the new MCE nominated by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to lead the municipality in development.
None of the assembly members voted no during a secret ballot organized by the municipal Electoral Commission officer, Mr. Gerald Roberts.
Present at the confirmation were Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sackey; the Member of Parliament for Adentan, Mr. Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, who is a member of the assembly but has no voting right; chiefs, Muslim leaders and members of the Clergy.
Also present at the MCE confirmation was the former municipal chief executive, Mr. Benjamin Angenu, constituency executives and members of the two major political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Presiding member for the Adentan Municipal Assembly, Nii Odai Boye.
After the confirmation, Mr. Adumuah was immediately sworn into office by the Adentan District Magistrate, Mr. Sylvester Nii Okine Ablorh.
Deputy Regional Minister, Madam Elizabeth Sackey, charged the new MCE to work hard to justify his appointment among the lot.
She applauded the assembly members for the maturity and for giving the nominee 100 percent endorsement and urged that they remain united and rally their support for the MCE to achieve the development target they all needed.
On his part, Mr. Adumuah indicated that he will work with all the assembly members in the municipality to bring transparency and peaceful coexistence to the people, stating that his main priority is unity and development.
According to him, though there are so many development needs, he would focus on education, health, infrastructure and sanitation to make the municipality a model for the rest of the country to follow.
He commended the assembly members, the chiefs, religious leaders, the youth and all the political parties for bestowing confidence in him and assured that he will work to deliver the result expected.
He thanked the assembly, especially the immediate past MCE, Mr Benjamin Angenu, for the support, and pledged to work with everybody to speed up the development of the municipality.
The presiding member, Nii Odai Boye, earlier assured that, the assembly members were resolute and will not antagonize the work of the MCE but will make sure that the taxpayers’ money is not abused by scrutinizing any project that the assembly will initiate to ensure value for money.
He urged residents to support the assembly members with development ideas so the municipality could achieve what is expected.