Akuapim South Assembly Confirms President's MCE Nominee
Placeholder image On 30th September, 2021, at 10 o’clock am, the election of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) was held at the forecourt of the Municipal Assembly at Aburi- Kumasi. Invited guest at the gathering was the Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, Akyimansa District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Paul Asamoah, NPP Regional Communications Director, David Prah, NPP Vice Chairman, Alhaji Omar Bodinga, and Okere MCE, Hon. Daniel K. Addo.
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In attendance were, Hon. O. B. Amoah, who double as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapim South Constituency and Deputy Minister for MLGDRD, Hon. Michael Ahwiren, Presiding Member, Municipal Cordinating Director, Madame Lydia Akuetey, Otooboa Djan Kwasi II, Aburihene and Adontenhene of the Akuapim Traditional Council, President’s MCE nominee Hon. Frank Aidoo, Assembly Members, Government Appointees, the various Heads of Departments and staffs, Heads of second cycle institutions, Traditional Council, Local Council of Churches, the Security Agencies, NPP Party members, representative of GPRTU, Dressmakers, Hairdressers Associations, Disability Associations, CSO’s and town folks.
Hon. Michael Ahwireng in an opening remark gave the reason of the gathering and employed the Assembly Members to vote massively for the President’s nominee in the person of Hon. Frank Aidoo. The MP, Hon. O.B. Amoah also gave a brief history on how far the municipality has come and asked all especially to conduct themselves well to keep the peace we are enjoying.
As stated in Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Electoral Commission (EC) is mandated to conduct and supervise all elections and referenda. Therefore, the Municipal Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Benjamin Amankwah, led the electoral proceedings, hence gave clarity on the processes involved in the election. Thirty-seven (37) Assembly Members plus one proxy voted, bringing the number of vote cast to a total of thirty-eight (38). At the end of the voting, Hon. Frank Aidoo attained thirty-eight (38) votes representing hundred percent (100%) of the total vote cast. He was sworn by the Regional Minister, Hon. Seth K. Acheampong.
In an acceptance speech, Hon. Frank Aidoo expressed his gratitude to God, thanked the President, Nana Akufo Addo, for letting him stay on for another term in the capacity of MCE. He also thanked the Assembly Members for such a glorious victory, and to the Municipal Electoral Commissioner and his officials for a successful election. And thanked all for the massive support. He promised to do his outmost best in executing his mandate and rally support from all especially the Assembly Members and the staff of the Assembly to make the President’s vision a reality.
Nana Otoobour Djan Kwasi II gave a brief, thanking all for such an outcome in a calm environment. He stimulated the elect, Hon. Frank Aidoo, stating that there is more to do since municipality is still deficient of some major developmental projects, as the adage goes “there is more room for improvement” and like Oliver Twist the municipality ‘ask for more’.
The Presiding Member gave his closing remarks and a prayer was said by Rev. Maurice Bakossa to bring the program to a close.