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AMA PM picks nomination forms to contest NALAG Presidency

Accra, May 28, GNA – Mr Alfred Asiedu Adjei, the Presiding Member of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has picked his nomination forms to officially kick start the process to lead the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) as President.

Mr Adjei popularly known as ‘Paa Joe’, who was in the of scores of excited supporters made up of Assembly members and Presiding Members, family members and friends across the country was presented with the forms at the Secretariat of NALAG by the Research Manager, Mr Jerry Sheriff Amarh.
Paa Joe will need a simple majority of delegates from the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana to endorse his candidature as President of NALAG in the upcoming election slated for June 1 to 3, 2022.
Speaking to the media after picking the forms, Mr Adjei pledged to build a new NALAG with a unifying force to improve the welfare of Assembly members and advocate enhanced remuneration and equal ex-gratia for Assembly members.
According to the third time Presiding Member (PM) of the AMA and a holder of BA in Sociology from the University of Ghana, the time for NALAG to elect its own President was now, and that he was the preferred candidate to promote the welfare of members of the Association.
“I promise to pursue an agenda to create additional resource channels to enhance your welfare as assembly members and facilitate local government programmes and projects in the country,” he said.
Mr Adjei expressed his commitment to establishing sister-city relations and facilitating capacity building programmes to meet the demands of ever-changing dynamics of local government.
He appealed to the delegates to vote massively for him as he promised to serve with competence, humility and integrity.
“When we had our very own as president during President Kufuor’s regime, we saw the transformation and how the issues of welfare were topmost on NALAG agenda, but what is the story today, nothing to write home about… It is time we rally round our own to restore the dignity of the Association,” he stated.

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