Local govt One out of 22 district assemblies in W/R chose Presiding Members

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly is among the 21 other assemblies which failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM), after a second round of voting

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Only one district assembly out of the 22 in the Western Region could choose their presiding member after yesterday’s inaugural ceremony in the region. After second attempts in most of the cases failed, different dates were set aside for a reelection.

The only assembly which could choose its presiding member is the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly after all the 30 assembly members and 13 government appointees voted for Mr. Abban Mensah who stood unopposed. In all, 45 newly members were sworn in by a Tarkwa Magistrate Court judge Mr. Jonathan Desmond Nunoo.

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The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly is among the 21 other assemblies which failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM), after a second round of voting. In all 71 elected and government appointees took part in the polls.

Mr. Yusif Gyamson, a government appointee polled 39 of the total votes as against 32 votes, polled by his opponent, John Davies, Assembly Member for Anaji West, in the first round of the elections supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC). 

The same results repeated itself in the second run which led the leadership of the Assembly adjourning proceedings till Monday. The process suffered the same fate in the Ellembelle, Shama, Wassa East, Wassa Amenfi East among others leading to a reelection throughout next week. The time allowed is said to enable aspiring presiding members to lobby for more votes.

Read more: Scrap government appointees to district assemblies - Local governance expert

In most of the cases, the contest was between a government appointee who is perceived to be a pro NDC member or an elected assembly member perceived to be an NPP.

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