The President of the Western Nzema Traditional Council, Awulae Annor Adjaye II has on behalf of the people of Jomoro rendered an apologized to Nana Addo for failing to endorse his choice of DCE for the area.
He insisted the action is in no way meant to frustrate the work of the President in the district stressing that Jomoro is fully aware of how important it is for them to have a DCE who will serve as a focal point for their development.
Mr. Eric Muah who has been nominated as DCE for Jomoro has been rejected thrice by the district assembly.
Speaking at a durbar during a visit of President Nana Addo to Jomoro Awulae Annor Adjaye II recounted that the traditional Council and other stakeholders had several discussions with the assembly members but they have unfortunately remained entrenched in their various positions a situation he described as an affront to the development of Jomoro.
“We called the assembly members to the Council, but that meeting turned out to be fruitless as they went to do their own thing. Well, if they don’t want a DCE, then the regional minister will preside over me. But i don’t want that arrangement. So when you [President] leave, any name that you are given please work on it fast”.
He told the assembly members: We are talking about competence, the capacity and capability to become a DCE and not a division that we want a person from block A, block B, block C. This is not how we want to govern.
On his part the Member of Parliament for Jomoro Paul Essien pleaded with the President to prioritize the Jomoro district in his development agenda.
He expressed his gratitude to government for the reintroduction of the cocoa mass spraying exercise stressing 180 persons (out of the 10,000) were recruited for the hand pollination project, and 427 others for the mass cocoa spraying exercise.
Mr. Essien was hopeful about government’s job creation interventions to arrest the issue of unemployment in the country.