New Ho MCE promises radical change

Ho, Mr John Nelson Kwesi Akorli, Ho Municipal Chief Executive Nominee, on Tuesday received an overwhelming endorsement from the Assembly and urged the people to expect a radical change in the way things were done in the Assembly.

Mr Akorli, who polled 42 votes out of 43, representing 98 per cent of the votes cast, said it will not be business as usual here. I expect hard-work and punctuality. Laziness will be seriously frowned upon.

He promised to provide the right leadership and run an open and transparent administration for the rapid socio-economic development of the Municipality.

Mr Akorli said the Assembly would take advantage of government’s ‘one district, one factory’, and ‘planting for food and job’ programmes among others to take youths off the streets of Ho and other towns in the Municipal area.

He said he was humbled by the overwhelming endorsement, which meant the Assembly was united for growth and called for support from all stakeholders, especially traditional authorities.

Mr Akorli said his priority was fighting poor sanitation and creating jobs and expressed gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the opportunity given him.

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, said the Assembly was anxious for a take-off after being without a chief executive for four months and urged the Assembly members to forge a united front.

Source: Ghana News Agency