West Mamprusi Assembly elects a new presiding member

The West Mamprusi District Assembly has elected a new presiding member after a long wait. This follows the endorsement of Hon. Lariba Abudu by assembly members after a contest between her and Hon. Yidana Peter left the sit vacant. This is the sixth time members of the assembly had to vote in getting a chairperson for assembly’s proceedings. Hon. Lariba Abudu is the first female to serve in the office of the presiding membership for the West Mamprusi District.

Hon. Lariba who in earlier meetings failed to get the required votes to be confirmed as the presiding officer was unanimously endorsed by her colleagues to becoming the first female presiding member of the assembly after Hon. Yidana Peter stepped down from the race.

The West Mamprusi District Assembly is the only district in the Northern Region without a presiding member to facilitate the meeting of the assembly. This has made the assembly unable to form various working committees to facilitate development in the area since the election of Assembly members in last year’s nationwide district assembly elections.

Addressing members of the Assembly Hon. Lariba Abudu appealed to members to put the interest of the Assembly first. She said the inability of the assembly to elect a presiding member was preventing the assembly from taking major decisions for the facilitation of development in the District.

Hon. Lariba also pledged to conduct herself in line with the laid down rules of the Assembly in other for the house to take best decision that would bring change to the inhabitants of the District.