Omane Aboagye nominated as Juaben MCE

Photo: Omane Aboagye

President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Omane Aboagye as chief executive for the Juaben Municipal Assembly of the Ashanti Region.

The Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah disclosed this at a regional coordinating council meeting on Tuesday.

The position has been vacant for the past six months after elected assembly members rejected a previous nominee Alexander Sarfo-Kantanka on two occasions.

He polled five out of an expected 26 in the first attempt. The votes were appreciated in the second round with 10 votes but failed to secure the mandate of assembly members.

However, the new nominee is yet to go through the confirmation process.

Should he get the nod, all 43 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in the region will have a Chief Executive.

Aboagye is the Assemblyman for the New Koforidua Electoral Area. Some of his colleagues who have since been pushing for a new nominee are elated about his nomination, tasking him to unite the assembly, if he is given the nod, to spearhead development.

“It is better late than never. I commend the government because this time he has nominated one of us. I urge him to unify the Assembly and the Constituency and also work hand in hand with the MP and his colleague Assemblymen”.

Sarfo Kantanka in court

The rejected nominee Alexander Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka who is facing a High Court in Kumasi, has been granted bail in the sum of GHC 90,000.00, with two sureties.

The sureties, according to the Kumasi High Court presided by her ladyship, Justice Priscilla Odikro Ofori, must be Ghanaians, be credible and must be holders of Ghana Card. Additionally, the sureties must be justified with landed property.

He is facing the court after he gifted the elected members of the Assembly Five Thousand cedis (GHC5,000.00) each and Two Thousand Five Hundred cedis (GHC2,500.00) each to government appointees to influence their conduct in the performance of their duty as voters in respect of the election in his favour.

Justice Priscilla Odikro Ofori’s court has since adjourned the case to June 29.


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