I Won’t Promise Moon - Assemblyman-elect
GOMOA - The Assemblyman-elect for Gomoa Ankamo electoral area, Mr John Kobina Yamoah, has suggested to the assemblies to base allocation of projects on revenue collected from the area.
This would compel assembly members to take keen interest in collection of revenue from their area, held Mr Yamoah, who is the Gomoa District Evaluation and Monitoring Focal Person on HIV/AIDS.
He was speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Gomoa Ankamo to express gratitude to the electorate, especially chiefs, and religious groups for voting massively for him in last month’s elections.
Mr Yamoah, who is also the finance and administration officer of the district directorate of the National Disaster management Organisation, said he would not promise the electorate “the moon” and that the success of his work would depend on the revenue the assembly would generate.
He said he would do everything possible to ensure that his people honour their tax obligations to the assembly to strengthen his hand in fighting for projects. Mr Yamoah said he would give prominence to HIV/AIDS, as well as disaster prevention and management in the area.
He won with 820 votes as against two other contestants who cumulatively got 315 votes.
Two Women Make It To Assembly
ADANSI SOUTH - Only two out of the 19 women who contested the recent district assembly elections in the Adansi South district of Ashanti won their seats.
Mr Kyereme Siaw, the Deputy District Returning Officer of the Electoral Commission (EC), who made this known to the GNA, however, could not give out their names.
He said only four out of 60 assembly members were able to retain their seats in the elections.
Mr Siaw described the elections in the district as very peaceful, free and fair and commended the supervisors and other officials during the elections for their efforts which ensured the successful elections.
DA Election: One Woman for Nkwanta Assembly NKWANTA - Only one woman among the seven, who contested the District Assembly elections in the Nkwanta District was elected.
Madam Vorlamesi Mawusi Joyce, 47, a trader, who contested the Bontibor/Salifu electoral seat defeated three male contestants, including the incumbent. Mr Emmanuel Abeam Danso, Nkwanta District Electoral Officer disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Nkwanta.
Mr Danso said voter turnout for the elections in the district was 53.3 per cent and named Nyambong Electoral Area as recording the highest turnout of 98.2 per cent and Odumase/Ashiabre Electoral Area, the lowest, recording 34.4 per cent.
He said out of the 30 electoral areas in the district, Unit Committee elections took place in only nine areas and added that 53 units did not file nominations.
"This is one of the successful elections in the district because logistics were provided on time, the election was violence free and no protest has been registered", Mr Danso said adding that the only problem encountered was with bad roads to the communities.