Hon Nana Yaw Wiredu, left), Presiding Member of Asokwa in a warm handshake with Professor George Gyan Baffuor, Representative of the President for the inauguration of the Asokwa Municipal Assembly
Professor George Gyan Baffuor, former Minister of Economic Planning has charged both elected and government appointees at the Asokwa Municipal Assembly to put into good use the deliberative aspect of their mandate to work something better for the Municipality.
He also urged them to be focused on projects and initiatives that would bring developed into the communities in the Asokwa Municipality.
Addressing participants and members of the public during the inauguration of the reconstituted Assembly at Asokwa on Monday, Prof Baffuor noted that development thrived where there is unity of purpose.
“The President of the Republic is convinced that proper development would come to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) when the staff and Assembly members decide to collaborate and work together for better outcomes”, Prof Baffuor stated.
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE):
Addressing the reconstituted Assembly, Chief Akwannuasah Gyimah, Municipal Chief Executive for Asokwa urged them to put the interests of the communities they represent above any other personal interest they may have.
The Assembly work, he reminded has been mostly sacrificial and something that demands commitment by its players.
“I urge you to be concerned with the development of the communities you represent than any other thing so that collectively with the staff of this Assembly we can work to achieve tangible results for our people”, the MCE noted.
Member of Parliament (MP):
Madam Patricia Appiagyei, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa commended the Assembly Members for demonstrating unity of purpose.
She urged them to use the mandates given to them by the people in their communities to spearhead development initiatives for Asokwa.
“Let your mandates guide you to seek for development to your localities so that your people will know that they sent worthy representatives to the Assembly”, Madam Appiagyei intimated.
Election and Confirmation:
The Asokwa Municipal Assembly later at the event confirmed Nana Yaw Wiredu, the Assembly Member of Ahensan Estate as Presiding Member having filed as sole candidate after the opening of nomination by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Nana Yaw Wiredu obtained a 100% endorsement from the 12 elected assembly members and six (6) government appointees as well as the MCE during the vote conducted to confirm him as PM.
Oath of Office:
Earlier, Her Worship Afia Densi Asare-Kyire, a Magistrate at the Asokwa District Court administered both the oath of office and secrecy to the elected and appointed assembly members including those occupying roles as unit Committee members at the various electoral areas.
Addressing the Assembly after taking office as the new Presiding Member at Asokwa, Hon Nana Yaw Wiredu thanked the members for showing good faith in him.
He promised to reciprocate the gesture by working hard to ensure the Asokwa Municipality becomes a beacon of hope within the over 230 MMDAs in the country.
“I am committed to work with all of you so that collectively we will achieve the kind of development we want to see in Asokwa”, Hon Nana Yaw stated.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.