THE Amansie West District Assembly has approved the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Charles Oti Prempeh.
At a special meeting of the assembly at Manso Nkwanta, 46 assembly members voted to approve the nominee while 23 voted against him.
Mr Prempeh, 59, was a teacher at the St. Anthony’s Catholic School at Bantama, Kumasi.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Prempeh expressed his gratitude to the President for offering him the opportunity to serve in the highest office of the district.
He commended the assembly members for the confidence reposed in him and gave the assurance that he would team up with them to ensure the accelerated development of the district.
Mr Prempeh urged the people to put political divisions behind them and work assiduously to uplift the image of the district.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Mrs Anima Wilson, also thanked the assembly members for accepting the nominee.
She urged the new DCE to work in collaboration with all the people of the district.
The Omanhene of Manso Nkwanta, Nana Bi Kusi Appiah II, in a message read on his behalf, said the development of the district should be the focus of the assembly.
He urged the assembly to assist in the completion of work on the official residence of the district magistrate.
At the meeting, Mr James Asafo Akowuah was elected presiding member of the assembly.