After two years of working without a Presiding member, the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly, in the Upper East Region, now has a Presiding member.
The Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly was the only Assembly, without a Presiding Members in the whole of the three regions in the Northern part of the country.
The new Presiding Member, Joseph Adongo, an elected Assembly member representing the Naaga Electoral Area, polled 36 votes in his favour after two rounds of voting by the Assembly members. His only contender, Simon Peter Akanzu polled 14 votes in the second round of the exercise.
Joseph Adongo polled 32 votes in the first round, while Simon Peter Akanzu, polled 18 votes, which meant none of them had the two-third majority of the total membership of the Assembly.
The Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly has a total of 51 members, made up of 1 Member of Parliament, Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda, 35 Elected members, and 15 Government Appointees.
The new Presiding Member, Joseph Adongo called for the support from all Assembly Members so as to develop the Municipality. He pledged to unite the Assembly towards aa common goal.
“We are one people and what should matter most to us is our development. What has happened today has taught me a lesson that, once we commit ourselves to do something, it can be achieved.”