Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has elected Mr. Ayeh Tetteh Zando as its new Presiding Member (PM), after going three months without one, due to the passing of Benjamin Awuley Mensah in July.
The newly elected PM who doubles as Assembly Member for the Odumase-South Electoral area, was on Monday, September 27, 2021 sworn in after polling 40 votes out of 47 cast by the august house.
His swearing in was done by Mr. Frank Gbeddy, Judge of the Odumase-Krobo Circuit Court
Speaking however to journalist after his election, Mr. Zando expressed his appreciation to his fellow colleagues for the trust reposed in him.
“When the EC official called for people who are interested to come and picks form, if you were here you could see the way people rushed going in for the nomination form. And more than five people went in for the nomination forms but everybody who went in for the nomination form nominated me
“So I deem as a great honor done me by my colleagues because I didn’t do much work with regards to the election of this particular position. They asked me to go for it and they will give me their necessary support ” the new PM said.
Mr. Ayeh Zando added that the gesture exhibited by other members of the assembly justifies how unifying the house is, and anticipate giving their all in all to make the municipality develop.
“It means we are having a unity of purpose in the house now to carry Lower Manya forward. So all that I can say is to show appreciation to the honorable members for the great honor done me.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Simon Kweku Tetteh, MP of the area Ebenezer Okletey Terlarbi, as well as other government officials−in accordance with the Article 244 (1) of the 1992 Constitution−all participated in the polls to in a quest to attain the mandatory two-thirds of votes cast by the entire Assembly members present.