Retired educationist re-elected PM of Sissala West Assembly

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

A 67-year-old retired educationist, Mr W.W. Tengviel, has been re-elected as the Presiding Member of the Sissala West District Assembly.

Mr Tengviel, the sole candidate, polled 26 votes out of 28 assembly members who took part in the election that was supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The election, which took place during the first ordinary meeting of the assembly at Gwollu, was witnessed by heads of department  and traditional rulers, including the Paramount Chief of Gowllu

Traditional Area, Kuoro Kuri Limann Buktie.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Tengviel thanked the assembly members for reposing their confidence in him for a second time, and promised to work on his shortfalls in order to improve on his performance.

He, however, called for unity and support from assembly members to enable them to achieve their collective objectives for the development of the district.

Mr Moses Dramani Luri, the District Chief Executive (DCE), commended the assembly members for the show of unity and appealed to them to sustain that unity for the good of the assembly.

He touched on the performance of the assembly in the areas of education, health, agriculture, security, water and sanitation as well as revenue mobilisation.

On education, the DCE said the district library complex had been completed and handed over for use while nine other projects, including teachers’ quarters, office and residential accommodation and rehabilitation of classroom blocks, were also executed with grants received by the assembly for passing the FOAT assessment.

On health, Mr Luri said two doctors were currently manning the Gwollu Health Facility which operated in the past without a doctor, and were under the motivation of the assembly to make their stay in the district memorable.

He said feeder roads were also being improved across the district to facilitate the free movement of goods and services, adding that the rural electrification project was also on course.

He appealed to assembly members to educate their community members to wire their rooms while they awaited connection to the grid.

Mr Luri said the assembly had constructed office and residential accommodation for the Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Ambulance Service in the district to enhance their work.