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Regional News of Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Source: GNA

Jomoro Assembly gets new PM

Jomoro District Assembly in Western Region has elected a 33-year-old graduate from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Mr Prince Charles Ndarko Kwaw as a Presiding Member (PM).

Mr Kwaw, the sole candidate obtained 34 out of 49 votes cast, with 12 against and three rejected ballots.

In the first round he polled 31 votes, 16 against and three rejected, making it impossible to obtain two thirds majority to win the election.

The election was conducted by officials from the Jomoro district Office of the Electoral Commission.

Mr Kwaw , who hails from Tikobo Number One holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from the UCC.

In his acceptance speech, he commended the members for electing him the PM and promised not to abuse the confidence reposed in him.

He said his stewardship would be devoid of bias, favoritism, nepotism and discrimination.

The new PM promised to be transparent, fair and ensure unity and accountability in the Assembly.

Mr Joseph Emmanuel Ackah, former Member of Parliament inaugurated the 52-member Assembly on behalf of the President John Dramani Mahama.

He urged the assembly members to make the electorate part of governance in their areas to give true meaning of the participatory democracy at the grass root level.

He said government would continue to lend its support to assemblies in the country with provision of logistics and staff.

The Western Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, in an address on his behalf appealed to the Assembly to approve the President nominee for District Chief Executive position when announced.

He expressed regret over the electorate’s denial of mandate for women in the area to the Assembly and expressed the hope that in future they would review their decision.

None of the four women who contested the district Assembly election in the district was elected. Two of them are currently serving as government appointees.

The Paramount Chief of the area, Awulae Annor Adjaye III, urged the assembly members to mobilise funds to develop their areas instead of relying on the Assembly.

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