Asikuma Odoben Brakwa assembly retains PM
The Presiding Member of the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District Assembly, Mr Anthony Kobina Amoakoh, has been retained after two rounds of voting.
The contest was between the incumbent and Daniel Asuakoh Tikofred, and was supervised by officials of the electoral commission led by the district returning officer, Mr Charles Arkoh.
At the end of the first voting, Daniel A. Tikofred had 18 votes while the incumbent secured 27 votes which pushed the elections into a second round.
However, before the second voting began, Daniel Asuakoh Tikofred stepped down and threw his weight behind the incumbent to go unopposed.
In his victory speech, Mr Amoakoh thanked the assembly members for their overwhelming endorsement and to the confidence reposed in him.
He promised to work hard to improve the welfare of the assembly members as well as collaborate effectively with the MP for the area as well as the District Chief Executive towards the development of the district.
The Member of Parliament for the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa , Mrs Georgina Nkrumah Aboah, commended the assembly members for building a consensus to endorse the presiding member.
She called the assembly members to support the PM and the DCE in the discharge of their duties towards the progress of the district.
He assured them that she would use her position to lobby for more development projects to complement the efforts of the assembly.
In his maiden address after his confirmation as the District Chief Executive of the area, Mr Samuel Adom Botchway said 16 communities had benefited from the government’s national electrification project under the poverty oriented grid extension.
The beneficiary communities are Adumanu, Asebiem, Breman Anwiam, Camp C, Nyame Nto Nkom, Sowotuom, Asorefie and Amanbete No. 1. The rest are Breman Besease, Essumagwira, Odum Kweku, Ankase, Bepo Kokoo, Bream Worakese, Nkubem and Ohiansheda.
He noted that to help curb the acute water shortages in the district, 18 communities had been provided with boreholes by IDA-World Bank.
He added that under the District Development Fund(DDF) some projects had been awarded on contract including the upgrading of the Breman Brakwa market(phase II), construction of a market at Bream Baako and Anhwiam, rehabilitation of Odoben market as well as the completion of three-unit classroom blocks at Jamra, Yenkwa and Adumanu, among others.
By Gilbert Mawuli Agbey/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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