A former Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Lawra Municipality, Obeng Kofi Adjei has been elected as the Presiding Member for the Lawra Municipal Assembly.
47 year old Obeng Kofi Adjei polled 21 votes to beat two other contenders to clinch the position, following which the Assembly was duly inaugurated.
Dickson Desire of Lawra 105.1 Fm reports that Three(3) people picked nomination forms to contest the election, namely; Mr Kofi Adjei a government appointee, Mr Liebu Augustine an elected Assembly member for Eremon Naayirbong electoral Area and Mr Justice Gaanu an elected Assembly Member for Tuori Electoral Area.
BestNewsGH.com is informed that because non of the three contenders could not garner the required two-thirds of votes, there had to be a second round of voting between the two leading contenders, which eventually led to Justice Gaanu stepping down for Mr. Obeng Kofi Adjei to be declared winner.
A Minister of State at the Office of the President, the Hon. Boniface Abubakar Siddique who represented President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to inaugurate the newly constituted Assembly, thanked Mr. Justice Gaanu for stepping down and allowing Mr. Obeng Kofi Adjei to be sworn-in as Presiding Member.
Mr. Abubakar Saddique swore-in the new Assembly Members and work immediately begun in earnest.