A 43-year-old Circuit Supervisor of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Musah Issah, has been confirmed as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Gusheigu district in the Northern Region.
He polled 28 out of total votes cast of 36 which represented 78%, according to the Electoral Commission’s rating.
His confirmation dispelled widespread rumours that there was tension in the Gusheigu district following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s nomination of Musah Issah to replace Yakubu Abdulai, who was earlier rejected by members of the assembly.
The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, inducted the Gusheigu DCE into office, and called for peaceful coexistence.
He appreciated the composition of leadership of the assembly with a Konkomba, Robert Dawuni Yahaya as the Presiding Member and Musah Issah (a Dagomba) as the DCE.
Salifu Saeed reaffirmed government’s commitment to implement pro-poor programs to assuage the plight of the citizenry.
The DCE, Musah Issah, appealed to residents to be law abiding citizens, as he promised to be a father for all and thus encouraged residents to shun tribal politics.
Three out of the 26 districts comprising West Mamprusi, Tolon and Bunkprugu/Yunyoo in the Northern Region are without DCEs.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana