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ZONAL COUNCIL OF THE TEMA WEST MUNICIPAL ELECT NEW ZONAL COUNCIL CHAIRPERSONS.

The three (3) Zonal Councils of the Tema West Assembly have elected new chairpersons to steer affairs of the council for the next four years. the zonal councils which are at the base of the structure of the Assembly are established to ensure participatory governance.

Some members from the unit committees were also elected to reconstitute the council.

The Local Government (Urban, Zonal and Town Councils and Unit Committees) Establishment Instrument, 2010 (L.I. 1967) and the Model Standing orders for Urban, Zonal and Town Area Councils, the Zonal Council elects Unit Committee Members on rotational basis annually into the Council and then elect a chairman to preside over the affairs of the Council.

The Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr. Patrick Atitiati Laweh Osanyonmor who presided over the elections advised members of the council to come together to work in unity to ensure that development get to all electoral areas

He congratulate the newly elected chairpersons, and stated that the office they are occupying is a high one and therefore advised them to discharge their duties devoid of partisan politics for the common good of the people.

The Local Government (Urban, Zonal and Town Councils and Unit Committees) Establishment Instrument, 2010 (L.I. 1967) and the Model Standing orders for Urban, Zonal and Town Area Councils, the Zonal Council elects Unit Committee Members on rotational basis annually into the Council and then elect a chairman to preside over the affairs of the Council.

The newly Appointed Unit Committee Members were sworn in by the Municipal Co-ordinating Director Mr. Mohammed Ali Amadu. In all, the members were made to swear the Oath of Secrecy, followed by the Oath of Allegiance, then the Official Oath.

The Municipal coordinating Director explained to members what each of the Oath they had just sworn in stands for and the purpose of it.


The election of the Chairpersons was conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) Officials of the Tema West Municipal Assembly.

The following Members were elected as Chairpersons:


1.Community 2 Zonal Council -- Hon. Nana Yaw Opoku Danso
2. Baatsona Zonal Council -- Hon. Joseph Buabeng Twumasi
3. Adjei Kojo Zonal Council -- Hon. Henry Ubor

Finally, the Council selected its languages for use during meetings and then formed the two committees that is the Finance and Administration Committee and the Development and Services Committee.

Source:TWMA/PRO