Accra Mayor receives 100% approval

The president’s nominee for Accra mayor has received an overwhelming approval by the Assembly members Thursday.

Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah received endorsements from all 109 assembly members present, representing 100 percent of the total votes cast, Joy News’ Matilda Wemegah reported.

He was immediately sworn into office by the presiding member to begin his term in office as the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

The outcome of the election points to an overwhelming confidence in the president’s nominee to address the many challenges facing the metropolis.

Already, Nii Adjei Sowah has raised issues of poor sanitation, flooding and bad planning as some of the key challenges facing the city which have to be addressed.

In 2014 over 150 people died and 17,000 infected in a cholera outbreak, the worse in 30 years. A year later, another disaster struck, the twin flood and fire disaster which killed over 150 people.

The new Mayor must work to prevent any such disaster from happening.

He has embarked on a major desiltation exercise to clear the major Odaw river around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, a flood-prone area in Accra.

The exercise is expected to prevent or mitigate any flooding situation that may occur when the rains set in.