General News of Wednesday, 27 February 2002
Thirty members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) have requested the Presiding Member of the assembly to summon an urgent meeting of the assembly within seven days to call for a vote of no-confidence in Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah, the Metropolitan Chief Executive. This is in accordance with Part Two Section 4 (b) of the standing orders of the district assemblies.
A letter signed by all the 30 members and copied to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said they had resolved that due to the numerous administrative lapses, which he had failed to address to the satisfaction of the assembly, they had asked the Presiding Member to invite the Electoral Commission to set a date for a vote of no-confidence to be held. They said they were doing this having obtained the support of one-third of the members of the assembly as stipulated by the Local Government Act 462.