President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Benjamin Kessie as the Chief Executive of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly in the Western Region.
This is in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act, Act 936.
A statement signed by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, on Wednesday, urged the Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, to liaise with the Regional Electoral Commission to conduct the confirmation process of the nominee.
Mr Kessie obtained his Master’s Degree in Governance and Sustainable Development from the University of Cape Coast; and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the same University in 2001.
He also acquired a Certificate in Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2009, and a Certificate in Safety and Management from the University of Mines and Technology in 2008.
Mr Kessie, as part of his work experience, was an Administrative Manager at the Medeama Sporting Club, Public and Corporate Affairs Manager at Mospacka Group of Companies, Area Manager of PSI on Oil Palm, Ayiem.
He was also a Circuit Facilitator of Community School Alliances at the USAID, and for three times served as the New Patriotic Party Constituency Secretary for Tarkwa-Nsuaem.
He also tutored Economics at the Twifo Praso Senior High School, Management in Breman Asikuma Secondary School, and served as a teacher during his National Service period at the Buabin Catholic Primary.
President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, terminated the appointment of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Tarkwa-Nsuam Municipal Assembly, Gilbert Ken Asmah with immediate effect.
A source close to the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) told Takoradi-based Empire FM that the sacked MCE is alleged to have dabbled in chieftaincy matters, illegal mining (galamsey) and other intra-party conflicts in his constituency.