A former mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Nana Akwesi Agyemang is set to mediate in the impasse in the election of a Presiding Member (PM) for the assembly after several failed attempts.
The KMA has been without a PM for more than a year now following entrenched positions by contesting parties, who are not willing to soften their stance to allow for compromised candidates to be elected.
This the former mayor observed, is inimical to the growth of the metropolis and has hinted that he will endeavor to mediate in the matter to ensure that peace prevails in the assembly for business to begin.
“I will meet the regional minister and we shall see the way forward because I am not happy about what is going on”, he told Kwame Adinkra on Abusua Nkomo.
An attempt by the assembly to elect a Presiding Member for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on Tuesday degenerated into confusion again after a fight broke out between Assembly members.
Members were seen openly engaging in fisticuffs when one Yakubu Tony Aidoo, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) constituency Secretary for Asawase accused the assembly members of corruption.
According to him, the Asawase NDC secretary is to blame for the delay in electing a Presiding Member.
His comment angered an assembly member from Ayigya who according to reports gave Yakubu some dirty slaps but for the intervention of some assembly members the scene would have turned bloody.