Residents of Koforidua in the Eastern Region have pleaded with President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to maintain Isaac Apaw Gyasi as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the New Juaben South Municipality in his next administration.
After winning re-election, Nana Addo is expected to make changes in his appointees after his inauguration on January 7, 2021, who will aid him in the smooth running of his administration.
However, the residents in Koforidua believe any attempt by the Nana Addo to change their MCE will cut them off from the success they have chalked since Mr Apaw Gyasi’s appointment, and therefore begged the President to maintain him.
Some of the residents, mostly the youth who spoke to the paper described the MCE as “a unifier and a great achiever” who has served the New Juaben South with “all humility and hardwork”.
They said as a team player, Ike Appau Gyasi worked tirelessly with the MP-elect, Michael Okyere Baafi to secure a historic victory for the NPP in the area, indicating he could do even much better when given the nod to continue.
“Since Ike Apaw took over as MCE about two years ago, he has served the good people of Koforidua with all humility and hardwork. He’s indeed a unifier and a great achiever. Almost all the people in town and especially our market women speak well of him. He’s a team player and works with everybody. He campaigned vigorously with our MP-elect, Michael Okyere Baafi. The two worked together with the entire executives to give the NPP a historic win in Koforidua,” the residents said.
They continued, “so we’re humbly appealing to the President, Nana, we the youth and the people of New Juaben South are pleading with you to maintain Ike Apaw Gyasi as our MCE to continue your good works for this area.”
Meanwhile, some monumental projects by Hon Isaac Apaw Gyasi (completed and ongoing) include; the Nsukwao Drainage System (Ongoing), Koforidua Zongo Market (Ongoing), New 3-storey Admin Block (Ongoing), 18 seater Public Toilet at Ascension Presby (Completed), Adweso Health Center (Completed).
The rest are Modern Abattoir at Ada Magazine (ongoing), a 6-Unit 2-Storey Apartment Building at Galloway (ongoing) amongst many other projects.