Assembly members on strike

Members of the Ga South Municipal Assembly are on strike.

They boycotted the assembly’s end-of-year meeting yesterday because their allowances are well in arrears.

The meeting which was to take stock of the assembly’s activities for the year, and chart a new course for 2015, ended in a deadlock, after almost all the members failed to sit through.

The members were aggrieved by the assembly’s inability to fulfill its promise of paying their allowances for many months now.

More than 40 assembly members were expected to attend the meeting but only a few were present, and were seen interacting with some of the management staff of the assembly.

Efforts to reach the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Jerry Kwei Thompson, to comment on the matter proved futile.

However, officials of the assembly contacted by the Times, denied that it was a boycott, saying the meeting was “cancelled and postponed to a more suitable date, December 23, to ensure that all members participate”.

One official expressed optimism that on the scheduled date, the Municipal Chief Executive would have the opportunity to meet all the members to deliberate on matters, including property registration, assembly bye-laws, land and building permits.

By Charles Amankwa     

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