Majority of Assembly members have confirmed President Akufo-Addo’s MMDCES nominee for Oforikrom Municipal,Mr.Abraham Kwame Antwi at a special confirmation ceremony held on Tuesday 28th September, 2021
The confirmation of the nominee was conducted by the Electoral Commission(EC).
Mr.Antwi who until his nomination was the NPP chairman for Oforikrom constituency polled 18 YES votes representing 85.7% as against 3 members who voted NO against his nomination.
In his acceptance speech, Hon Abraham Kwame Antwi thanked members of the Assembly for his confirmation.
The new MCE for Oforikrom Municipal was full of praised to H.E.Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo for the confidence reposed in him.He also thanked the Member of Parliament(MP) for the area,Dr.Emmanuel Marfo,Nananom among all stakeholders who contributed one way or other for his nomination and successful confirmation.
He pleaded with the members of the Assembly that ,” I fully welcomed the results and I Don’t wants disunity .There is no need to be hunting for three (3) members who voted NO .Let’s all put that behind and move forward as a team to develop Oforikrom Municipality”,he pleaded.
Hon.Antwi promised to reciprocate confidence reposed in him by Nana Addo with hard work to move the Assembly forward.
He thanked the Regional Minister,regional executives of the party and all stakeholders for their support.
He promised to team up with the Assembly members to help Fast-Track the development of Oforikrom Municipality.He also commended the MP,constituency executives and all those who contributed to his nomination especially, Nananom.
“I am determined to do all in my power to justify the confidence reposed in me by the President. I will not let the people of Oforikrom Municipality down.We need every one on board to help leave a good legacy”,he pleaded.
Speaking to Journalists later on,Hon . Abraham Kwame Antwi said One of his vision is to ensure that,there is development in every electoral area in the municipality. To this end , he would liaise with Landlords and all relevant stakeholders in the various electoral areas to help bring the needed development to their areas.He said to
ensure adequate security in the municipality, more police posts will be set-up across the Municipalilty.Aside that,he will rekindle Community watch committees to complement the efforts of the security agencies. agencies.Additionally,Hon.Antwi said to ensure smooth flow of traffic particularly, at Tech Junction, he will be engaging stakeholders to put in place necessary measures to enforce traffic regulations in the Municipality.
Mr.Samuel Pyne,the President’s nominee for KMA who deputized for Ashanti regional Minister,Simon Osei Mensah was confident that the newly elected MCE, will work hard to help improve the lives of people of Oforikrom . He commended the Assembly members for not letting President down.He reminded the MCE to focus on the vision of the President so as to help FastTrack development in the area.
The Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly,Hhon.Frank Frimpong also thanks his colleagues for the confirmation and promised to help the MCE deliver to the expectations of all residents.