Join hands and fight poverty and illiteracy – DCE

By
Caesar Abagali/Evans Nuo, GNA

Funsi (UWR), Jan 24,
GNA – Mr Moses Jotie, District Chief Executive of Wa East District has appealed
to the Assembly members to eschew pettiness and the pull him down attitude and
join hands to fight poverty and illiteracy to alleviate the plight of the
people.

He said poverty,
ignorance, disease and illiteracy were the main problems facing the district
and that it needed a concerted effort of all to help reverse the trend to
ensure that the district had its fair share of development.

Mr Jotie made the
appeal during the inauguration of the fifth District Assembly to steer affairs
for the next four years.

Dr Ewurah Suleman
Kandia Mahama, Assembly Member for Kpalworgu Electoral Area was elected
unopposed as the Presiding Member (PM) of the 37 Assembly member House.

He polled 31 votes
representing 83.8 per cent as against six votes.

Mr Jotie said for
the District to succeed in its development agenda, it was important for the
elected members to reach out to all those who contested, but lost and gather
suggestions to guide them achieve their mandate for the betterment of all.

He said he was
running an open door administration and asked all members not shy away from
coming to him for consultation saying, “We cannot let our people down. We need
to work hard to generate the needed resources to develop our district”.

Dr Mahama, the PM
advised all members to work with a unity of purpose, devoid of party lines to
ensure the development of the district saying, “If we owe allegiance to any
political party let us leave the political cards outside the Assembly and seek
development in unity”.

He said the district
was developing at a slower pace and that it was important for members to work
with the DCE to ensure that enough resources were mobilised and equitably
distributed for development.

He said his doors
were opened for advice from members saying, “Being a PM does not mean I know it
all. I need advice from members of the Assembly, chiefs and other opinion
leaders in the district to achieve”.

Meanwhile, the
Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District Assembly failed to elect its Presiding Member
(PM) to steer affairs of the assembly.

The three contenders
could not get the required two thirds of votes to become the PM after two round
of voting.

Madam Mary A. N.
Dordaah, the Assembly Member for Bussie West had nine votes in the first round,
Mr David Kuubini, Assembly Member for Tuori-Dakpaa got four votes and Mr Peter
Clever Garibogi, Assembly Member for Issa-Tenge also had nine votes.

Madam Mary Dordaah
had 11 votes in the second round of voting, while her closet rival Mr Garibogi
received 10 votes and one spoilt ballot, but none of them could get the
required two third of the 22 Assembly Member house compelling the Assembly to
adjourn sitting to the next 10 days.

GNA

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