The battle is over; Kumasi has a new presiding member

The battle is over; Kumasi has a new presiding member

Nana Adu Asare Mensah has been elected as the next Presiding Member (PM) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly(KMA) after months of misunderstanding.

He contested unopposed, gaining 100 YES votes out of the gathered 123 Assembly Members, solidifying his candidature. Meanwhile, 22 members voted NO with one vote being rejected.

The battle is over; Kumasi has a new presiding member

New KMA boss sworn in

The election of Nana Asare Mensah brings an end to the six previous failed attempts that resulted in fights and confusion.

Immediately after the votes, a High Court judge swore in new members of the KMA including three new members replaced by the Manhyia Palace namely Nana Adu Asare Mensah, Nana Mensah-Bonsu, and Nana Kwame Bonsu who is Otunfuor's linguist.

Watch video of the fight that ensued in time the assembly attempted to vote below:

Delivering his acceptance speech, Mr Asare Mensah promised to execute his work without fear or favour, adding he will not encourage faction within the Assembly.

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