Assembly Members of the Akwapim South District Assembly at Aburi in the Eastern Region on Wednesday elected Michael Ahwireng as their new Presiding Member (PM).
Michael Ahwireng polled thirty-three (33) votes to score 94.28% of total votes cast, far above the expected two-third majority votes.
Michael Ahwireng and Samuel Gamson had ealier contested the seat in a heated ballot battle for seven times without a winner, a situation which had left the assembly without a Presiding Member for several months.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE shortly after being declared the new Presiding Member, Michael Ahwireng regretted the delay in getting a Presiding Member (PM) which according to him, has stalled the development agenda of the assembly.
He called for unity among all the members irrespective of their political affiliation adding that “we cannot afford the cost of sacrificing the interests of people who elected us to office for issues that divides us.”
Mr. Michael Ahwireng assured that he will corporate with the District Chief Executive (DCE) and Coordinating Director among other stakeholders to explore new ways of generating funds for the assembly.
He appealed to the government to help expedite the process leading to a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project of the Aburi Botanical Gardens which he described as a huge revenue earner for the assembly.
By Solomon Ofori