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President Endorses Sam Pyn, Pleads Assembly Members To give Overwhelm Endorsement

Answering a question on developments at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), the President appealed to the assembly members to reconsider their threat to reject the nominee for Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Samuel Pyne.

He said it was unfair to attach the nominee to an issue that happened at the assembly in the past.

There have been reports of some assembly members threatening to vote against Mr Pyne’s nomination if a long-standing GH¢50 million debt hanging on the neck of the assembly since the period of President J.A. Kufuor is not settled.

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In an interview with Accra-based Citi News, the Presiding Member of the KMA, Mr Stephen Ofori, said the assembly members had reached a consensus that they would not approve any nominee unless all their debts were cleared by the government.

According to him, the debts were stalling development in the metropolis.

However, President Akufo-Addo said he did not see how that could be used to stop Kumasi from getting an MCE.

“I don’t think that is fair. That is not the way to go about it,” the President stated.

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He urged the assembly members to give Mr Pyne the nod, so that he could deal with the debt.

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