Ga Central Assembly retains Presiding Member
The Presiding Member (PM) for Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Mr George Adu Darko has been re-elected for a second term.
The poll held on Thursday had 21 out of 22 assembly members voting in favour of the incumbent.
In a brief remark after his re-election, Mr Darko thanked the members for the trust and confidence reposed in him.
He also thanked the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mr Bashiru Mohammed, for the role he played in his re-election, and assured that he would support his vision to develop the district.
Mr Darko appealed to the assembly members to work as a team, saying “like the proverbial keyboard, one key alone cannot make a melodious tune.”
The re-elected PM prevailed upon the assembly members to desist from any pull him down attitude, which has the potential to derail the numerous developmental projects and social interventions gaining roots.
He further called on the media to support the campaign by local government advocates to amend the tenureship of the PMs from two to four years.
He said the current tenure of two years for PMs was a disservice to the cause of democracy at the local government level, because the short period of re-election of PM sometimes breed tension and division.
In a short address prior to the poll, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ga Central, Mr Bashiru Mohammed urged assembly members to vote for the incumbent to enable him to continue his good works, adding that “they should vote for continuity in development.”
He urged them to have a united front as they vote, because there was no other contender for the position.
The MCE prevailed on members the value of working with a common objective for the betterment of the municipality, adding that they should always work in harmony.
Before the poll, two contenders, Mr Bernard Owusu Ansah and Nana Kwesi Boadwoh withdrew their candidature.
BY TIMES REPORTER