President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position of Municipal Chief Executive for the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA), Hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah has been massively endorsed to continue as the political head of the municipality.
All the sixteen (16) Assembly Members voted yes to retain Hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah as the Korle Klottey Municipal Chief Executive
In his acceptance speech, the MCE elect, thanked President Akufo-Addo for the nomination and the Assembly Members for the massive endorsement of his candidature. He said similar endorsement occurred two years ago when he was first nominated to head the then newly carved Assembly.
Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah said that he is committed to working with anyone devoid of partisan lines to ensure that the Assembly achieved its objectives. ‘’my office is always open to all as it has been for the past two years’’ he added.
He further pledged to work with all key stakeholders in the Assembly such as the Member of Parliament Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the Assembly Members, Traditional Councils and staff of the Assembly in his bid to ensure they meet their targets and help Accra to work again.
Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah pointed out that the Assembly has done a lot within the two years of its creation despite the advent of the COVID -19 pandemic. He mentioned that amongst other things the establishment of the Adabraka Isolation Centre and the Osu Community Library as part of the indelible achievements chalked by the Assembly within its short period of existence.
He further disclosed that a lot is currently being done to better the lives of the people of the Assembly amongst which he pinpointed the establishment of the Osu Fish market, the reconstruction of the Odawna market and giving of a facelift to the Tema station as well as the construction of an office complex for the Assembly.
He promised to complete all the aforementioned projects within the next four years and therefore asked for the unflinching support of all stakeholders as he cannot accomplish the task ahead without the backing of the people.
In a solidarity message, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey tasked the newly confirmed MCE to work assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in him by the President and the Assembly Members.
He described the occasion as a new dawn for the Assembly and therefore challenged hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah to be up to the task and come up with something new for the Assembly. Yesterday is gone, Hon. Henry Quartey said and a new day has come, so let's do something new for the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly.
He called on the MCE and the Assembly Members to collaborate and work effectively to ensure the people and the Municipality as a whole get what it deserves. He mentioned sanitation, security, education, health amongst others as some of the sectors the MCE needs to prioritise.
To make Accra work again, the MCE and his team have a huge task ahead of them and the task must be accomplished devoid of partisan politics. The Assembly work is not for political basis but service to the people.
On her part, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings commended the understanding and unity with which Hon. Adjei Tawiah was endorsed by all the sixteen Assembly Members. She said that the outcome and collaborative conduct of the elections speaks for itself, which means that the MCE has done well for the Municipality, hence the hundred percent endorsement.