Mr James Zuugah Tiigah, Upper East Regional Minister, on Monday took over the administration of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly from Mr Edward Ayagle, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) whose four year tenure of office has ended.
The handing over conforms with the Local Government Act, which states that a DCE shall stay in office for a period of four years, unless otherwise re-nominated by the President.
Receiving the handing over notes of the MCE at the Municipal Assembly, the Regional Minister congratulated the outgoing MCE for the immense contribution he has made towards the development of the Municipality.
He said the beautification of the Municipality, the Bolgatanga market complex and the butchers? shop, among others, which were currently ongoing, would be continued.
Mr Tiigah commended the MCE, whom he described as diligent and down to earth and responsive to duty.
On behalf of the government, the Minister thanked the MCE for the good work done and said he would take charge until someone was assigned to take over.
The outgoing MCE, recounting his first experience in office, described it as most joyous and said his tenure received a lot of support and cooperation from all and prayed that some of the Assembly?s projects, such as the new market complex, which according to him was his dream for the Municipality, would be completed.
He said the Upper East Concept of the National Sanitation Exercise was one to be emulated and expressed hope that it would be carried out as usual.
He thanked President John Mahama for the opportunity given him and also expressed appreciation to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and the staff of the Assembly for the support given him to carry out his duties.
Responding to interviews from the media as to whether he would like to be re-nominated to the office, the outgoing MCE said that was left to the President to decide.
Mr Paul Kant, Coordinating Director of the RCC described the ceremony as a simple exercise required by the constitution.
The ceremony was attended by staff of the Assembly, heads of departments and some NDC party members.
Source : GNA /newsghana.com.gh