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In accordance with section 20 sub section (1) of the Local Governance Act of 2016, Assembly Members of the newly created Tempane District in the Upper East Region have approved the President’s nominee for the position of a District Chief Executive. At a special meeting held at Tempane, the nominee, Paul Abugri Azumah received an overwhelming endorsement to become the first DCE-Elect for the area following its inauguration in March, 2018. After a round of voting, the nominee attained 21 as against 24 votes cast by members present and voting.
The atmosphere that characterised the peaceful electoral process was that of sheer excitement as members and dignitaries responded positively to his confirmation.
Mr. Abugri Azumah, an assembly member and a teacher by profession now assume his new position as political and administrative head of the assembly, a task which has since been managed by the DCE for Garu, Emmanuel Asore Avoka.

Mr. Azumah in his acceptance speech thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him, stressing that his administration will see to the re-unification of the political divide as the future generation expects a lot his leadership.
He called on all to channel their energies into fighting poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy among other societal challenges that have become barriers to the global quest of achieving the SDGs by 2030.
He further challenged the assembly to work hard in raking the needed revenue to support his cause whilst propagating government’s flagship policies and programmes.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari, who was the guest of honour said government acknowledges the role assemblies in the governance system of the country and was therefore committed to putting in place the right infrastructure and human resource to provoke development at all levels.
He advised members and the youth to do away with partisan and ethnic altercations but rather rally behind the nominee in the execution of his mandate.
The Regional Minister seized the platform to outline some achievements chalked in the roll out of government flagship programmes, which he explained had gone to enhance the wellbeing of many, particularly graduates and the teeming unemployed youth.
He announced that government was on course in delivering its social contract with Ghanaians and has to that effect, re-introduced the District Development Facility with a whopping 20 million dollars to provide funding to MMDAs.
Various speakers called on the nominee to ensure an open door policy and offer himself for advice and constructive criticisms as this can help in the formulation of his development agenda and also shape his decision in the best interest of the people.

Present to grace the occasion were dignitaries and party functionaries including the Deputy Attorney-General and MP for Tempane, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, Deputy Regional Minister, Frank Fuseini Adongo and immediate past Regional Chairman of the NPP, Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala among others. For the records, the Tempane Constituency was carved out of the Garu-Tempane District in 2012 as per the Local Government Act.
Isaac Asare witnessed the ceremony and has filed this report.

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