Wa East District Assembly confirms President’s Nominee

Funsi (U/W), Mr Jotie Moses, a 44 year old former head master of the Funsi Senior High School, has been confirmed as the District Chief Executive for the Wa East District Assembly.

All the 35-member house voted for Mr Moses and this is the first of its kind in the history of the Assembly.

They voted for Mr Moses, who they considered a unifier and a choice of the various ethnic groups and the political parties of the area.

Mr Moses has also served as the Assembly member for the Kundungu Electoral Area on two occasions.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Moses, thanked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for nominating him out of several equally competent applicants, and also expressed gratitude to the Assembly members for accepting the President’s decision.

He said he would forever remain a humble servant so as to uphold the trust and confidence reposed in him.

Mr Moses said his endorsement showed that the development of the district concerned all members and called for their support to address the numerous challenges facing the district.

He said some of the current challenges include a poor road network, inadequate water supply, health facilities, residential and office accommodation, poor sanitation and telecommunication services amongst others.

Our district has no district hospital and it is also located in the remotest area in the region and when the sick, especially maternal mothers, are referred to the Wa Regional Hospital, some of them perish while on their way.

Moses promised to work the government and other authorities for the establishment of a district hospital to help cater for the health needs of the people.

On agriculture, he said the district was poised to play a greater role in the region and called on the people to brace themselves for the numerous agricultural projects government was about to implement to increase food production and enhance livelihoods.

The arable lands in the area should not be left wasted, let us take advantage of the Planting for Food and Jobs project to free ourselves from the shackles of poverty, he said.

And on security, Mr Moses said his administration would work with traditional rulers, government security agencies and other stakeholders in the communities to address all protracted disputes in the area.

Source: Ghana News Agency