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Nana Yaw Manu elected new national chairman of GPRTU

By GNA

Kumasi, Aug 31, GNA - Nana Yaw Manu, Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman was on Sunday elected as the new National Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) at the union's sixth quadrennial delegates conference in Kumasi.

The election, which was conducted by the Ashanti Regional Labour Office, saw Nana Manu polling 772 votes as against 546 votes by his only opponent, Mr Yaw Oppong.

The position of national vice-chairman was won by Alhaji Yaw Manu after he polled 734 votes, beating the other contestant, Mr G.N. Ayeh who had 578 votes.

The General Secretary position went to Mr Stephen Okudzeto, who got 869 votes as against the 421 votes of Mr Kwaku Atiemo.

Mr Abdul Bashiru Yakubu polled 700 votes to become the new deputy General Secretary in-charge of operations, while Mr Agya Ansah, who also contested the position got 629 votes.

Mr Olando Saddik was elected unopposed to the position of deputy general secretary in-charge of administration.

The first trustee position went to Mr Kwame Kumah when he polled 731 votes to beat Mr J.K. Odae, who had 597 votes.

Mr Akwasi Ansah was also elected unopposed to the position of second trustee.

A total of 12 candidates contested the seven national executive positions of the union.

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