Assembly Members in Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly(KoKMA) in the Greater Accra Region have passed a notice of resolution for the passage of vote of no confidence on the Presiding Member, Hon. Francis Ebo Mensah.
In a press statement released, the Assembly Members cites the overall misconduct of the Presiding Member and hence want his removal.
The grounds the Assembly Members cites for the vote of no confidence is due to the following reasons:
- He lacks information and knowledge about the happenings at the Assembly.
- The Presiding Member has no respect for the Assembly Members.
- The welfare of Assembly Members is of no concern to the Presiding Member.
- The Presiding Member has not led any productive programme to the benefit of the Assembly.
- There has not been any meeting between the Assembly Members and the Presiding Member to discuss about the growth of the Assembly.
- The conduct and lack of competence of the Presiding Member.
In accordance of the Local Governance Act 2016, Act 936 sub section 6 of section 17, where all undersigned Assembly Members from the various Electoral Area within the KoKMA, moved a resolution for the passage of no confidence vote.
Hon. Francis Ebo Mensah was re-elected as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) in 2022.
The election in its initial stage became tough as the 17 assembly members could not give the nominee the two-thirds majority vote requirement and had to go for recess and come back to re-vote.
At the end of the second round all the 17 assembly members, which comprised elected and government appointees, voted “Yes” in favour of Hon. Francis Ebo Mensah, representing 100 per cent of the total votes cast.
The exercise was conducted by the Municipal Electoral Officer of the Electoral Commission (EC), Ms. Linda Abban.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Korle Klottey, Hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah, congratulated the PM for the overwhelming victory and said the assembly was solidly behind him.
He asked the assembly members to cooperate with the PM for the speedy development of the municipality.
“This is a man of immense experience in assembly works. And I think he’s going to work because he understands the work of assembly member and Presiding Member. So going forward is our prayer that other assembly members will learn from him and cooperate with him to speed up the work of the assembly,” he added.
Also, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey, commended the assembly members for their cooperation and expressed happiness for the election of the PM, saying “it will facilitate the work of the Assembly to bring progress for the area.”
He commended the assembly staff for their continuous support in the municipality’s development.