After two attempts to elect a Presiding Member (PM) the Shai Osudoku District Assembly has finally chosen Mr Benjamin Manye to occupy that position.
He polled 23 out of 32 votes representing 72 per cent to clinch the two-thirds majority needed to win the contest.
The first round of the third attempt ended in a stalement as Mr Manye could only manage 19 votes against 13 for Mr Moses Tetteh his contender.
The District Coordinating Director Mr Charles Ashalley Djane in an earlier address urged the assembly men to consider the interest of their electorates and ensure that they get a presiding member.
“We cannot afford to leave this venue without achieving our aim because we need a collective resolve to begin planning for the next year,” he said.
Mr Manye, in his maiden address said the battle has come to an end and urged for collective efforts to promote the welfare of the people.
He commended the assembly members for their support and patronage and appealed for support to enable the assembly initiate ideas to generate enough revenue for the development of the electoral areas which are lagging in development.
Mr Manye assured of open door policy to offer each member the opportunity to contribute effectively to deliberations of the house.
The District Chief Executive Mr Emmanuel Anyeini Odoi Lartey commended the members for making good choice and urged them to support the PM to excel in his mandate.
According to him the decentralisation has come to stay, “It behoved all assembly members to ensure that their deliberation bring meaningful changes in the lives of their communities.
From Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu, Dodowa