Techiman North Assembly gets new Presiding Member

Mr. Paul Gyamfi, Assembly Member for Offuman Dampaaso Electoral Area has been elected as the Presiding Member of the Techiman North District Assembly.

Date Created : 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Nana Kwadwo Adu/Ghanadistricts

He polled 26 votes out of 35 valid votes cast; representing 70.2% while his main contender, Mr. Richard Yeboah, an Assembly Member for Krobo Acheaw Electoral Area, garnered 9 votes representing 26.8%.

The election was supervised by Mrs. Grace Sena Adzah, the Techiman North Constituency Electoral Officer. Of the 37-member Assembly, 35 were present to cast their ballot, with two members absent. He was then sworn into office by His Worship Mr. Kwadwo Frimpong Manso, a District Magistrate Court Judge at Tuobodom. 

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Paul Gyamfi thanked the assembly members for the confidence they had reposed in him and urged them to demonstrate unity of purpose and teamwork, identify and help address the challenges to push forward development in the district. He said the proposed construction of a befitting assembly block and maintenance of roads were some of the priorities of the assembly which needed urgent attention.

“There is the need for us all to ensure an all-inclusive support and supervision, active involvement in decision making and hard work in the interest of our district,” he added.

Mr. Paul Gyamfi pledged to co-operate with each other irrespective of their political affiliations and admonished the assembly members to criticise constructively as well as avoid tendencies that could impede the developmental process. He advised the assembly members to team up with their various unit committees, traditional rulers and other major players and initiate development projects so that they could get support from the assembly and non-governmental organisations.

The newly elected Presiding Member underlined the need for the assembly members to promote environmental cleanliness, and help curtail illegal logging and sand mining, which destroyed natural resources. Speaking in an interview,the Techiman North District Chief Executive Mr. Everson Addo-Donkor expressed gratitude to Nananom, the Assembly Members and workers as well as party members for their collaboration and support.

The DCE reiterated his resolve to collaborate with the Assembly Members adding that he is hopeful of doing everything humanly possible to ensure the success and development of the District. In attendance were Mr. Stephen Appiagyei Donkor Dr. GIFAS who is the Techiman North Constituency NPP Chairman, Departmental Heads etc.