Wa East Assembly fails four consecutive times to elect PM
The Wa East District Assembly in the Upper West Region has for the fourth consecutive time failed to choose a Presiding Member (PM) to steer affairs of the Assembly, raising concerns about costs and leadership vacuum.
Date Created : 4/20/2018 8:05:45 AM : Story Author : GNA
The Assembly after confirming the current District Chief Executive, Mr Jotie Moses, on 9th May, 2017, it has been struggling to pick a PM making activities of the Assembly sluggish due to the leadership vacuum.
The two contenders - Mr Issah Mohammed Jinpeihinaa, Assembly Member for Loggu Electoral Area and Mr Nurideen Suglo, Assembly Member for Bulenga Electoral area - attempts to secure two-thirds of their colleagues’ votes have so far proved futile with the last one held on Tuesday in Funsi, the Wa East District capital.
The Assembly is composed of 11 government’s appointees and 25 elected members.
Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, the Acting Upper West Regional Minister, addressing the gathering, charged the Assembly members to be “agents of change” as they epitomized the protection and promotion of happiness and wellbeing of their constituents.
He said members of the Assembly needed to put in place all the necessary structures to facilitate the growth and development of the area in order to: "Promote the happiness, peace and the welfare of the people".