Following the successful District Level Elections held on Tuesday, the 19th of December 2023, 259 District Assemblies including the Birim North District Assembly were inaugurated nationwide on Monday, February 12, 2024. The ceremony was held at the forecourt of the Birim North District Assembly.

The ceremony witnessed the swearing in of 164 elected Assembly Members, Unit Committee Members and Appointees into office as part of efforts to deepen local governance and the decentralization system to promote participatory decision-making at the local level.

The ceremony also witnessed the presence of the District Chief Executive, Hon. Remond Nana Damptey, Board Chairman for National Road Safety Authority, Mr. Jermaine Nkrumah who doubled as the President’s Representative for the occasion, the Judiciary, Traditional rulers, Assembly Members, Staff of BNDA as well as some community members.

In his welcome address, Hon. Remond Nana Damptey, the District Chief Executive for Birim North District Assembly congratulated the Assembly Members and Unit Committee Members for their successful election into office and availing themselves to serve in the Assembly, a sacrificial job that needs a lot of self-motivation and divine inspiration.
He paid glowing tribute to all past Assembly Members for their efforts and sterling devotion to service in their respective electoral areas.

Delivering a speech on behalf of the President of the Republic, Mr. Jermaine Nkrumah congratulated all elected Assembly and Unit Committee Members on their victory and welcomed them to a successful tenure of office.
He emphasized the need for Assembly Members to be part to the team that will finally change the status quo and deepen the local governance and decentralization to enable citizenry have access to public and basic services in the District rather than commuting to Accra for such services.
He further entreated Assembly Members to build good working relationships with colleague Assembly Members, the Hon. DCE, MP, Staff of the Assembly and the people they represent.
He again entreated them to establish strong partnership and collaborate with the local structures particularly the traditional leaders, opinion leaders and other identifiable groups to facilitate the work of the District Assembly.

The New Assembly failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) after two rounds of elections as none of the two candidates who contested for the PM position secured the two-third votes required per sections 17 (1) (3) of Local Governance Act, Act 936. The election to elect the PM was therefore postponed to be held within ten (10) days (starting from Tuesday, 13th February 2024) in compliance with the relevant statutory regulations.

The inaugural ceremony was well-attended and it ended successfully

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