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Bosomtwe Assembly re-elects Asuming as presiding member

BY: Samuel K. Obour

The Bosomtwe District Assembly at its sitting has re-elected Lawyer Joseph Asuming as its Presiding Member.

He beat three other contestants after two rounds of voting in an election supervised by the Bosomtwe District Officer of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Ernestina Owusu-Banahene.

This makes him the longest serving presiding member in the district and the region as a whole since he was first elected in 2001.

During the first round of voting, none of the contestants could attain the required two thirds of the votes, leading to a second round of voting.

Out of the 49 assembly members present, Lawyer Asuming polled 28 votes, Samuel Asare Korang, a teacher, polled two votes, Dickson Yaw Manu, a businessman, polled 12 votes while Nana Isaac Kwaku Nyame, also a businessman, had seven votes.

After the first round, the three other contestants stepped down, leaving only Lawyer Asuming in the race, and during the second round of voting he polled 37 votes, with 11 votes against him with one rejected vote.

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After his election, Lawyer Asuming, who is also the Chief Revenue Officer and Obuasi District Manager of the Ghana Revenue Authority, commended the members for the trust reposed in him and pledged to work hard to bring development to the people of Bosomtwe and the nation as a whole.

He called on the assembly members to work hard to help increase revenue to complement what the government brought to spearhead the development of the communities and the lives of the people.

The District Chief Executive for Bosomtwe, Mr Edward Nti-Berko, addressing the members, urged them to unite and support the assembly to help bring development to the people they represent and desist from politicising everything.

He pledged to create a conducive environment for all assembly members and the assembly staff to work well at all times.

The presiding member was sworn into office by Mr Daniel Kwaku Obeng, the Bekwai Circuit Court Judge.

By Felix A. Baidoo/Daily Graphic/Ghana