Hon. Solomon Djangmah Re-Elected as Presiding Member for Ningo-Prampram District
July 1, 2022
Hon. Djamgmah the first time failed to secure two-thirds of the total votes by the membership of the assembly, necessitating a second round when contested by Hon. Gabriel Doku, Assembly Member for Mangotsonya (Otsebleku) Electoral Area.
In line with the bye-laws, when candidates do not meet the required total votes, it calls for candidates given a third chance. This is done ten days after the previous elections.
Hon. Doku who contested the incumbent presiding member in his wisdom, stood down to pave way for the incumbent presiding to be re-elected.
The District Chief Executive, Hon. AL-Latiff Tetteh Amanor applauded the Assembly members for comporting themselves since the inception of the elections and urged them to work together for the development of the Assembly.
He also reminds them the assembly is ten years so as a family they should start planning for the tenth anniversary next year.
Hon. Presiding Member Elect, according to the 2021 population census, the district population is two hundred and four thousand, six hundred and seventy-three (240,673). in this light, management is feverishly lobbying for the upgrading of the District to Municipal Status.
Further, I wish to inform this house that hopefully by the close of this year our long-awaited office complex will be completed. I humbly appeal to hon. Members, to work as a team and do away with the party politics in the house.
In his acceptance speech, Hon. Djangmah, who was full of joy, expressed his appreciation for the members, saying It affords me the greatest pleasure to be re-elected as the presiding member for the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly. This is in fulfillment of Article 244 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana and section 17 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936), and part 2 of the Model Standing Orders.
“Hon. Assembly members, we are connected through the kindness we share and the hope that we bring. Let us never forget who we are as representatives of our people. Together, we are the most powerful force for change this district will see.”
He admonished “every very one of us can do much good by ourselves, but we know that none of us can do it all on our own. Whenever there are problems, we band together and work together. Together we can!
Mr. Charles Botchway, District Electoral Officer, expressed satisfaction at the level of component and discipline exhibited by the Assembly members and urged them to continue to support the PM to achieve his mandate.
In attendance were heads of decentralized departments in the Assembly.