A Municipal Chief Executive (M.C.E) is an appointed public servant who heads a Municipal in Ghana. It is an official and nationally recognized position and is similar to that of a mayor of a city in other countries. The responsibilities and duties of a Chief Executive are enshrined in the Constitution of Ghana. some of the responsibilities are:
to preside at meetings of the Executive Committee of the Assembly;
be responsible for the day-to-day performance of the executive and administrative functions of the Municipal Assembly; and
be the chief representative of the Central Government in the Municipal.
Hon. Dr. Kingsley Osei is the 9th Chief Executive of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality. He was sworn in on September 30th 2021.
Kingsley Osei has a PhD from the University of Reading, UK (2007). He has 2 MSc degrees from the Royal University of Ghent, Belgium (1999) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2001).
Dr. Osei is a Principal Research Scientist with the CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI), Kumasi, Ghana. He is a Senior Lecturer in Plant Nematology at the CSIR-College of Science and Technology in Kumasi and currently, the Head of the Plant Health Division of CRI.
He has published 35 peer reviewed journal papers, 2 books and 7 manuals. His rich experience in research led to his leading several international projects including BMGF funded YIIFSWA (Country Manager-2014-15) and CAY-Seed (Regional Coordinator).
His research interest covers
“The employment of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches, the use of antagonistic plants and organic amendments in the management of plant parasitic nematodes, host resistance studies and the application of molecular tools in research”.