Birim Central gets new MCE

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The Birim Central Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region, is set to get a new Chief Executive Officer (MCE) following the sacking of its immediate past chief executive, [Victoria Adu] from office.

It comes after President Akufo-Addo nominated a new person, Joyce Adjoa Agyeiwaa, to occupy the vacant position.

It could be recalled that through a letter signed by the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development, Osei Bonsu Amoah, dated March 19, 2024, Madam Adu was relieved of her duties.

The letter cited Article 243(3)(b) of the Constitution and Section 20(3)(b) of the Local Governance Act 2016 (Act 936) as the legal basis for the President’s action.

“I wish to inform you that in accordance with Article 243(3)(b) of the Constitution and Section 20(3)(b) of the Local Governance Act 2016 (Act 936), His Excellency the President of the Republic has revoked your appointment as Municipal Chief Executive,” the letter stated.

However, in a latest development in a letter dated May 3, 2024, President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Joyce Adjoa Agyeiwaa to occupy the vacant Birim Central Municipal Assembly seat.

The letter issued by the President’s representatives at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development, Martin Adjei-Mensah, said the nominee’s appointment was in accordance with Article 243 (1) of the Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act 2016 (Act 936).

Parts of the letter further directed the Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong to collaborate with the regional electoral body to conduct election to confirm the nomination of Joyce Adjoa Agyeiwaa to become MCE for Birim Central Municipal Assembly.

“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to liaise with the Regional Electoral Commission to conduct the confirmation process of the nominated Chief Executive. I count on your usual cooperation,” the letter stated.

Profile of Joyce Adjoa Agyeiwaa

Joyce Adjoa Agyeiwaa is an accomplished entrepreneur and business executive with over twenty-four (24) years of experience in business development, entrepreneurship, and wholesale distribution.

She is the Chief Executive Officer of J.A. Agyeiwaa Enterprise Ltd with responsibility for the overall development of the company and driving the direction the company takes, supervising other executives and managers, overseeing growth plans, and meeting business targets and objectives.

She is also a leading Distributor Partner for PZ Cussons with a proven track record of managing business deals exceeding $3 million and championing distribution operations for PZ Cussons products in Ghana and the West African sub-region.

Again, she is a principal Distributor Partner for Phyto-Riker (GIHOC) Pharmaceuticals Ghana Ltd, performing wholesale distribution operations of the company across the country.

More so, she served as Administrative Assistant in the defunct Oda Sawmill Company Ltd from 1993-1996 where she provided administrative support services including managing and supporting day-to-day operations of the company, scheduling meetings and appointments, organizing files and handling correspondence and other support services for line managers and management.

Additionally, she worked as an Accounts Officer for Cream Timbers Company Ltd between 1997-1999 where she supported the Finance Director of the company in general accounting procedures including recording transactions, payments, expenses and processing invoices.

She is a resourceful and proactive member of the Akim Oda branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with a demonstrable record of contributing financial and logistical resources to the party since 1992.

She has worked closely with many stalwarts of the party in the Akim Oda Constituency such as Chairman Owusu, Chairman Ampa, Chairman Ofori, Chairman Benpong and supported the campaigns of Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Hon. Yaw Owusu Boateng, Hon. William Agyapong Quaitoo and Hon. Alexander Akwasi Acquah.

She is a strong campaigner, reconciliatory, affable, friendly, and an embracing figure with a strong grassroot touch.


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