President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for the Techiman Municipal and Techiman North District, Benjamin Yaw Gyarko and Iverson Addo Donkor respectively, have been confirmed as MCE and DCE by their various assembly members.
Benjamin Gyarko polled 39 votes out of the 45 votes, representing 86% against the 4 that voted against his nomination.
The Techiman Municipal Assembly has 46 assembly members, but 45 members were present at the confirmation ceremony at the Bonokyempem hall.
He also thanked the assembly members for confirming his nomination.
“I am overwhelmed and do not even know how to express my happiness. Though it has not been an easy battle, it has been a battle of confidence, hope and that is what has brought me this victory.”
He further promised to leave a legacy during his administration.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I am poised to serve with a strong team, to leave a legacy in the Techiman Municipal Assembly, a legacy which will be available to make all assembly members feel belong and motivated to contribute to the mission and vision of the assembly without discriminations.”
Before his confirmation, some residents in the municipality called on him to ensure that sanitation and lighting systems in the area are fixed when he gets the nod.
The newly confirmed MCE assured residents that their concerns would be addressed.
“There are few more task which require all of us to collaborate well to deliver and improve human resource development, sanitation, education, electricity, health, agriculture and other physical infrastructure to enhance the living standard of the residents in this municipality.”
He called for a collaborative effort from all stakeholders during his term in office as the Municipal Chief Executive for Techiman Municipal.
“Honourable Presiding Member, we have a collective duty, a duty which should see no barrier and devoid of partisanship to involve all stakeholders in all efforts to serve the people of this municipality.”
In Techiman North District Assembly, Iverson Addo Donkor who is the former Regional Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party also polled 27 votes out of the total 35 votes.