Asante-Akim North MCE nominee fails to get the nod
The Asante-Akim North Municipal Assembly has for the second time, refused to endorse the nomination of Mr. George Kyei Baffour as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

Date Created : 7/11/2017 3:00:30 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com

Nineteen (19) members of the assembly, representing 52.7 per cent, said yes to him, while 17 others, dissented.

Mr. Kyei-Baffour would now get to know of his fate within the next 10 days.

Before the vote, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, Deputy Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Collins Ntim, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr. Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, and the Head of Local Government Service, Dr. Ato Arthur, took turns to address the assembly.

Running through their messages was the need to overcome their differences - to find common ground and break the impasse.

That appeared to have moved some of them to shift positions as this time around the increased compared to the previous elections.

He could, however, not cross the mandatory two-thirds majority threshold.