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Bongo: See how Assembly Members wanted to confirm Rita Atanga by popular acclamation

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Members of the Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region Friday, October 8, 2021, would have confirmed the President’s nominee, Rita Atanga, by popular acclamation if they had their way.

It was reported that when all was set for the election to be conducted, members of the Assembly came up with a proposal to confirm the nominee by popular acclamation instead of voting.

But the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyaruum, who was present at event, opposed the decision of the Assembly Members.

Though, he acknowledged that an endorsement of the nominee by popular acclamation will among other things make him proud as the Paramount Chief of the area, he would prefer to have the Assembly confirm her through a voting process.

Naba Lemyaruum went on to express confidence in the willingness of the Assembly Members to give the nominee an overwhelming endorsement even through voting.

After the election, all 54 members of the Assembly made up of elected and government appointees voted YES in approval of Madam Atanga as District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

The thankful DCE, in her acceptance speech promised to work together with members of the Assembly to ensure the continuous development of the Bongo District.

Madam Atanga who will be serving as the first DCE for Bongo takes over from Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga.

Her nomination by the President came as a surprise to many as she was not known to be among the persons who were being considered for the position.

However, information available to A1Radioonline.com indicates that Madam Atanga has been a committed member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) whose nomination as DCE came as confirmation and appreciation of her hard work.

Source: A1 Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Ghana

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