President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated, Abdul Mumin Issah, to succeed the late Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, Anthony K. K. Sam.
The nomination is in accordance with Article 243 (1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20 (1) of the Local Government Act, Act 936.
K.K. Sam died from COVID-19 at the University of Ghana Medical Centre on Friday, 12th June 2020.
A letter signed by the Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, directed the Regional Minister to ensure that the nominee goes through the confirmation process.
Two other persons have also been nominated for the Akwapim North Municipality and the Amansie South District.
“In view of the above, Regional Ministers are kindly requested to liaise with the Regional Electoral Commission to conduct the confirmation process for the nominated Chief Executives.”
Until his nomination, Abdul Mumin Issah, a businessman, operated cleaning services in Takoradi.
Abdul Mumin Issah is a former Takoradi Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party.
He also contested for the position of Regional Second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party in the last regional executive elections but lost.
Abdul Mumin Issah will have to attain a two-thirds majority vote of the assembly members to be confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.