New Juabeng Municipal Confirms MCE

The confirmation ceremony was held during an extra ordinary sitting on Wednesday under heavy security due to previous happenings at the Assembly.

Dr Owusu-Akyeampong polled 56 out of 76 valid votes, representing 71 percent.

Twenty persons voted against him and one ballot was rejected.

Earlier, Michael Boadi Sarpong was elected Presiding Member after fierce competition with incumbent George Abdul.

The two contestants clashed on Wednesday for the fourth time, but none of them was able to poll the needed votes to claim one touch victory.

After vigorous campaign, the incumbent George Abdul stepped down to allow his contender to go unopposed.

Michael Boadi Sarpong polled 63 votes to become the presiding member for the New Juabeng Assembly.

However, 12 persons voted against him while one ballot was rejected.

He was sworn into office by Justice Henry Kwoffie of Koforidua High Court.

Dr Owusu-Akyeampong, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE, stated that he would use his office to unite the rank and file of the NDC in the municipality.

He said he would work hard to ensure the better Ghana Agenda.

He said the Municipality needs good town roads to ease congestion in the area.

He observed that the situation at the market in the had contributed to congestion in the city.

Plans are far advanced to convert the Timber Market into arts market centre to decongest the central business district, he pointed out.

Dr. Owusu-Akyeampong was not happy with the invasion of the pavements by traders and hawkers.

He promised that he would encourage traders through sensitization programmes to understand the need to find a lasting solution to the problem.

He noted that most decongestion exercises in the country’s cities have not been successful because most of the traders have not been engaged by the authorities.

He promised to involve the traders in decision making process at the assembly.

 From: Rocklyn Antonio, Koforidua

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