Friday 24th January, 2020
Yussif Ibrahim, GNA
Juaso (Ash), Jan 24,
GNA – Mrs Beatrice Kyei, the immediate past Presiding Member (PM) of the
Asante-Akim South Municipal Assembly has been re-elected for another two-year
She polled 59 votes
representing 87 per cent of the total ballots cast to beat her only contender,
Mr. Dominic Sarpong who secured only nine votes.
Mrs. Kyei who is the
Assembly Member for Dwendwenase Ahenbronum Electoral Area served one term
during the last assembly and is one of the only five women in the 68 member
She received the nod
with ease due to her sterling performance during the last assembly, which
contributed to the unity and peaceful atmosphere at the assembly, some assembly
members told the Ghana News Agency after her overwhelming victory.
They applauded her
capability to combine her duties as PM and tutor at the Konongo Odumase Senior
High School and pledged their support to her stewardship.
Madam Elizabeth Naa
Afoley Quaye, Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture earlier inaugurated the
assembly at a colourful ceremony with a call on members to support the assembly
to explore avenues for the creation of employment for the people.
The Minister who
read the President’s inaugural address, charged the new assembly to work with
the lands commission to have ratable property in the municipality valued to
inform a more effective and transparent property rating.
“I urge you to also
devise special client sensitive approaches to mobilize these rates, devoid of
challenges to the rate payers. As new assembly members, I encourage you to
support your assembly to raise Internally Generated Funds (IGF)”, she stated.
She reminded them of
the need to regularly engage the electorates on the activities of the assembly
to promote good governance and active participation of the citizenry.
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