Central GPRTU retains Chairman
By David Allan Paintsil
A 50-year old former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Chairman of Abura Asebu Kwamankese (AAK), Kwame Kumah, who is the incumbent Central Region Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) Chairman, was on Thursday retained for another four-year term.
Kumah, who is affectionately called “Twer Nyame”, polled 139 votes to beat his challenger, John Koufie, who managed to secure 43 votes, to retain his position.
The vice chairmanship position went to Mr. Samuel G. Arthur, who scuttled the attempt by Oscar Appiah with 135 votes. Appiah polled 49 votes.
Again, the members elected Mathew Tetteh and Ignatius Mensah as first and second trustees, as they secured 134 and 135 votes respectively, against their opponents, Nana Danso Ababio and Stephen Mensah, who had 46 votes each.
The National Chairman of the GPRTU, Alhaji Yaw Manu, appealed to the drivers to desist from negative practices that result in road accidents.
The election brought all the 92 unions in the Central Region to Twifu Praso, the district capital of the Twifu Hemang Lower Denkyira District.
Mr. Kumah, in a short remark, thanked the members for renewing his mandate, and pledged to work harder than before to uplift the image of the organisation in the region.
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