Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly

The Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) on Monday elected Mr. John Davies as the new Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly.

Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly

He polled 65 out of 68 votes cast in an election supervised by Mr. Kobina Asante, the Takoradi District Electoral Officer.

The occasion was also used to swear in 23 government appointees nominated by government to serve in the Assembly.

Mrs Susanna Aduful of the Sekondi Magistrate Court sworn in both the government appointees and the elected PM into their respective positions.

Mr. Davies in a speech expressed gratitude to God for his election as the PM and acknowledged the extraordinary confidence reposed in him by the members of the Assembly.

“My election as a PM is not a licence to Lord myself over you but an opportunity to serve you to the best of my abilities,” he said.

The new PM said his focus would be to ensure cleaner cities, proper city park and strategies to improve revenue generation.

He also charged the assembly technocrats to endeavour to implement the decisions of the members of the assembly to the latter.

“Today we are part of history making. Let us work hard to uplift the socio-economic lives of our people,” he added.

In a related development, the Chairman for the Sekondi Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Ato Van-Ess has been appointed as a government member to the STMA.

Mr Van-Ess brings on board rich industry experience, which the Assembly could harness in their quest to development.

He was grateful to government for their appointment and pledged to work hard as well as keep to the oath of their appointment.


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