Mr Joseph Kojo Mensah, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment Entrepreneur Development Association (GYEEDA), has been elected the Presiding Member (PM) for the Assembly for the period from 2013 to 2015.
Mr Mensah, 38, polled 50 votes as against 11 with one invalid paper.
It would be recalled that the Assembly at its first ordinary meeting of the third session of the sixth Assembly at Ajumako on April 19 this year failed to elect a PM after three rounds of voting.
The previous encounter was between the former PM, Mr Solomon F. Cobbinah and Joseph Kojo Mensah, however at the last emergency session, Mr Cobbinah for personal reasons decided to step down hence the need to confirm by either yes votes or no votes as directed by the District Electoral Officer, Mr Prosper Fiifi Caiquo.
Mr Mensah was later sworn into office after taking the oaths of office, allegiance, and secrecy under the command of the District Chief Executive, Mr Peter Light Koomson.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Mensah expressed gratitude to the house for the confidence reposed in him and assured that he would not let them down, adding that the task ahead was enormous and required the full cooperation, total support and unity of purpose since the district is one of the most deprived one in the region.
He charged members to be innovative and endeavour to help tap the human resource to help move the Assembly forward.
Mr Mensah also promised to put in place “Assembly Members Operational Fund” to support their movements, actions and operations.