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30.10.2004 Regional News

District Assembly elects Presiding member

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Nkoranza (B/A), Oct. 30, GNA - Members of the Nkoranza District Assembly on Friday re-elected their Presiding Member (PM) Mr Adjei Yeboah for another two-year term at an emergency meeting held at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Fifty-One out of the 54 members present at the meeting voted to declare their support and confirmation for Mr Yeboah. That was after the second contestant Mr Benjamin Adu-Darko had withdrawn from the race. The District Electoral Officer, Mr Kwabena Asante, who supervised the election advised the members to organize meetings and educate their people to comport themselves before, during and after the forthcoming Election 2004 to promote peace and understanding in the communities. Mr Asante noted the disciplinary attitudes and good behaviour of the citizens of Nkoranza in previous elections in the area and expressed the hope that same thing would happen this time too.

He noted the high recognition the nation had gained world-wide in multi-party democracy and advised Ghanaians to avoid violence in the December elections so that the nation would command more respect from the international community.

Mr. Yeboah thanked members of the Assembly for re-electing him and promised to work harder even than before to maintain the trust and confidence the members had reposed in him.

He urged them to maintain their spirit of unity and co-operation in order that they would jointly initiate programmes to enhance the development of the communities.

The Deputy Co-ordinating Director Mr Hayford Kyere commended the Assembly members for the peaceful and successful manner they conducted themselves during the election and urged them to educate their people to behave in a similar manner during the December elections for the sake of peace in the district.

Mr Kwame Amporfo-Twumasi, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nkoranza, announced that under the phase-two programme of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Benefits, the Assembly had envisaged the construction of school blocks for some selected communities. They would include a Junior Secondary School (JSS) block each at Donkro-Nkwanta, Bonsu and Bonte-Bomiri while a block of six classrooms would be constructed for Tankor Methodist Primary School. Under the PRODICAP Three Projects, the Assembly would also provide blocks of classrooms for Dromankese Seventh-Day Seventh-Day_Adventist (SDA) Primary, Anglican 'A' and Anglican 'B' Primary Schools as well as Busunya Senior Secondary School. He said the Assembly would construct a District Health Insurance Office to promote the Scheme in the area.

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