Juaben Municipal Assembly finally gets Presiding Member


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Gideon Ebbah, GNA

Juaben (Ash), Feb.
22, GNA – Mr Joseph Kwaku Asare, the Assembly Member of the Achiase Electoral
Area in the Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region, has been elected the
Presiding Member of the Juaben Municipal Assembly.

This was after two
previous elections failed to produce a clear winner as both Mr Asare and Mr
Owusu Kwarteng, a government appointee and his only contender, could not secure
the two-thirds mandatory votes required for the declaration of a winner.

The successful
election this time round, followed the stepping down of Mr Kwarteng, which
paved the way for Mr Asare to contest unopposed.

He garnered 25 votes
out of the total 27 ballots cast by Assembly members. Two persons out the 29
member Assembly were not present to vote.

Sworn into office by
His Lordship A. Yusif Asibey, a Judge at the Juaben Circuit Court, the
PM-elect, a teacher, commended his contender for putting the interest of the
Assembly first.

He thanked the
Assembly for voting him into office and promised not to betray the trust
reposed in him.

The PM assured the
Assembly, which is one of the newly created, of working to ensure unity among
the members whiles addressing matters proactively to promote the infrastructure
development of the Municipality.

Mr Kwarteng, his
contender, who is also a teacher, pledged his full support for the PM to ensure
the economic transformation of the area.