The President’s Nominee for Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman South, Mr Benjamin Yaw Gyarko was on Wednesday confirmed by the Assembly Members (AMs) with 39 votes in his favour and seven against.
The figures represented 86.7 per cent in favour and 13.3 against the MCE in an election conducted and supervised by the Municipal Office of the Electoral Commission.
Addressing the AMs, Mr Kwasi Adu Gyan, the Bono East Regional Minister, described the MCE as a proactive and determined person who could work to promote the President’s development agenda and urged the AMs to support him for a successful tenure.
Mr Gyan stated the development of the Municipality was a shared responsibility hence the people must desist from destructive attitudes such as partisan politics and focus on inclusive participation for the development of the area.
Mr Gyarko assured the practice of an open door and all-inclusive administration to enable persons at the grassroots level to participate in the decision-making process for uniformed development of the area.
He noted the youth were the driving force for national development, saying he would thus be committed to empowering them through effective communication with stakeholders to sustain government flagship programmes which were the surest way to improve their livelihoods in the area.
Mr Gyarko, aged 42, holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Master of Business Administration, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice, Paris Graduate School of Management.
His working experience included the National Health Insurance Scheme Manager for the Techiman Municipality and Sene District respectively and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of National Health Insurance Authority for the former Brong-Ahafo Region