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29.01.2009 Politics

Chief appeals to Electoral College to give him the nod


A traditional ruler vying to represent the Brong Ahafo Region on the Council of State, on Thursday appealed to the Regional Electoral College to give him the mandate.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani, Nana Kwaku Dwuma Ankoana II, Paramount Chief of Seikwa Traditional Area in the Tain District of Brong Ahafo said he had contributed his quota to the socio-economic development of the region in diverse ways.

He said now was the time to be given the slot to serve the region at the national level.

According to the Electoral Commission (EC), each metropolitan, municipal and district assembly would delegate two members to form the Electoral College for the election of a regional representative to the Council of State on February 10, this year.

With 22 municipal and district assemblies, the Brong Ahafo College will comprise 44 delegates.

Nana Ankoana, who described himself as “an administrator, traditionalist, building technologist, effective team player with entrepreneurial abilities and an inspirer of confidence and trust,” has since 1976 been the owner and Managing Director of Soapem Company Limited, a private building/road construction firm in Sunyani.

He said he was experienced enough in both governance and administration by virtue of his position as a chief.

The paramount chief said socially and economically, he had since 1978 to date held various positions, served on a number of committees, attended some international conferences and initiated and contributed to the establishment of some developmental projects in his traditional area and Brong Ahafo as a whole.

Nana Ankoana is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church.