Specialist Consultant Marlon Anipa is reported dead a few days after getting wholly endorsed as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the newly created Guan District in the Oti Region.
Family sources in Hohoe confirmed the news to 3news.com on Tuesday, November 16.
He officially started work Monday, November 15 and toured some centres in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the district, the sources added.
The District was created for the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi (SALL) who were without a district and a constituency following the creation of the Oti Region in 2018.
After a successful inauguration of the newest district on Friday, October 8, 2021, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Decentralisation Daniel Botwe, by powers vested in him by the President, nominated Marlon Anipa as the Chief Executive.
He was handsomely endorsed by Assembly members on Friday, November 5 after he polled 18 out of 18 votes, representing 100 percent.
He expressed humility in the outcome of the votes and thanked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for nominating him.
However, reports emerged on Tuesday morning that he has passed on.
The reports say he took suddenly ill a few days after assuming office.