By Dogbey K. Alfred
Having lived for nearly one and half years, without a District Chief Executive (DCE) to execute Government policies, an immediate district National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO) boss, Samuel Kodzo Wuadi, has been given the nod as the new DCE for Akatsi-South in the Volta Region.
Mr. Wuadi, affectionately called “Body-Body” secured more than two-third majority approval, through votes cast by the Assembly Members.
He became the first-ever Cadre of the defunct Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) to be elevated to the position of a DCE, according to the history of the party in the Akatsi South Constituency.
Aside the massive supports and wild jubilation that characterized his nomination and subsequent approval, the former AFRC member, is expected to use his experience and up-to-date knowledge about issues and challenges in the area to rescue the district from its retrogressive condition.
Mr. Wuadi, is expected to use his good human relations to reunite the Assembly Members, the grassroots and Constituency executives, who fell out, over the two successive rejections of Mr. Daniel Dagba, the NDC Constituency Secretary for Akatsi South.
The new DCE, who is also the Constituency Organizer, told The Herald that he has an idea about the issues on the ground, and would accordingly address them, one after the other, until his term in office expires.
Mr. Wuadi, who spoke with The Herald hours after his victory said, time is fast spent, therefore, he will hurriedly bring everyone onboard and work as a team to speed up the developmental needs of the people.
He told this paper that most of the projects in the district had been brought to a halt, due to the absence of a DCE, and it is, therefore, pertinent to bury any factionalism among either the executives or the grassroots to achieve the NDC’s vision of providing a “Better Ghana”.
Without mincing words, the AFRC cadre assured that he would provide a democratic leadership, where his doors would be opened to each and every individual devoid of partisanship.
He mentioned that he would address the poor infrastructure and teacher deficit challenges facing basic schools in the district.
He also promised continuous and periodic maintenance of major feeder roads, which have been in deteriorating condition and unattended to.
Mr. Wuadi succeeds Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, who contested the last elections as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi North Constituency and won.
The AFRC party stalwart, has been with the NDC since its inception in 1992, and rose through the ranks and is one of the longest serving and very dedicated Assembly Member in the district.