Moses_Luri_n_Dasana_Adamu Ghana NewsTwo DCEs in the Upper West Region have been sworn into office at a short ceremony in Wa, The Upper West Regional capital, with a call on them to be fair and firm in their dealings with the people of their respective areas.
They are Moses Luri, Sissala West and Dasana Adamu, Wa West.
The Regional Minister, Alhaji Amidu Sulemana who swore them into office however reminded them that they are there to serve the people and not to lord over them.
The DCEs took the oath of office, secrecy and allegiance administered by the Regional Minister Ambassador Sulemana.
In attendance at the ceremony were the Member of the Council of State Naa Seidu Braimah, some paramount chiefs, heads of department and members of the NDC in the region.
Ambassador Sulemana said the Local Government Act 1993 Act 462 which establishes District Assemblies and the position of the DCE has spelt out the functions of District Assemblies which should guide them at all times.
He said the District Assembly is responsible for the overall development of the district and is expected to formulate and execute plans, programs and strategies for effective mobilization of resources for development.
The Regional Minister said the challenges of the region are quite enormous and that they should use resources and funds judiciously to address the challenges.
Ambassador Sulemana asked the DCEs to give serious attention to the enforcement of bye-laws especially on buildings and sanitation. He said as political leaders they must acquaint themselves with the systems and operations of the Public Service. These include the laws on decentralization, Local Government Service, Financial Administration Act, the Procurement Law among others.
The DCE for Sissala West Moses Luri on behalf of his colleague, expressed gratitude to the President for giving them the opportunity to serve their people. Mr. Luri said they will work diligently to improve on the socio-economic development of the people.
A member of the Council of State Naa Seidu Braimah advised the new DCEs not to ignore traditional rulers in their administration as that could lead to their failure.
BMJ Seidu

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