KUMASI Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has successfully elected its Presiding
Member (PM) to help boost the operations of the newly constituted assembly.
Stephen Ofori, the Assemblyman for
Amakom, polled 40 votes to beat competition from James Nana Prempeh of Nhyiaeso,
who garnered 17 votes, while Patrick Kwame Frimpong, Krofrom, had three votes.
Since none of the three contenders
was able to secure the required votes, a second round was needed between Stephen
Ofori and James Nana Prempeh.
The House then unanimously
confirmed Mr. Ofori as the new PM for the KMA as 55 of the assemblymen voted
for him, with only two members voting against him yesterday.
Mr. Ofori, in his acceptance
speech, gave an assurance of his readiness to work with members of the assembly
so that collectively they would accelerate the development of Kumasi.
The Bantamahene, Baffour Asare
Owusu Amankwatia, who represented the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II,
expressed worry over the spate of indiscipline in Kumasi.
According to him, it is an eyesore
to see traders and commercial drivers operating in unapproved areas of the city.
He, therefore, urged the authorities to step up their game.
The KMA Boss, Osei Assibey-Antwi,
stated that he would collaborate with all members of the assembly to make
Kumasi a viable city replete with opportunities.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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