Tuesday, October 27, 2009


THE National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), the umbrella organisation of all local government authorities in Ghana, goes to congress in Kumasi this week to elect new national executives for a two-year term.
Apart from the position of General Secretary, which is a full time one, all other positions would be contested at the congress.
But even before members of the association congregate in the Garden City from October 29 –30, intense lobbying is going on for the position of the President and Vice President of the association.
The Daily Graphic has learnt that by consensus, members of the association had decided to cede the position of national president to the Brong Ahafo Region.
The immediate past president of the association came from the Volta Region.
The local authorities include all the 110 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in Ghana.
One name that has emerged strongly for the position of national president in the build up to the congress is the Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Kwaku Doku.
Mr Doku is widely seen as an experienced chief executive, who has the wherewithal to lead the association to greater heights.
It remains to be seen how this will be translated into votes at the congress.
The name of Mr Ebenezer Akuoko-Frimpong, the District Chief Executive for Sekyere Central, has also emerged for the position of the national vice president.
Mr Akuoko-Frimpong, who holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana, could come up against other contenders in the race.

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