Hot Chase For KMA Boss …Raymond Tandoh, Nana Butler Lead Race
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
FOLLOWING THE elevation of the former Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Samuel Sarpong, to the position of the Ashanti Regional Ministry, lobbying for the vacant position has intensified in Kumasi.
Potential names for the position continue to pop out, few days after it became official that Mr. Sarpong will no longer aspire to occupy the hot seat as the MCE, following his nomination as the regional minister.
Information gathered by The Chronicle indicates that three names are featuring prominently as likely to be considered for the enviable but one of the hottest seats in the local government set up.
The names include the Deputy Ashanti Regional Secretary, Raymond Tandoh, a former Assembly member for the Kaase Electoral Area and a government appointee to the assembly, Nana Butler and the defeated NDC Parliamentary candidate for Bantama, Samuel Yaw Edusei.
Other names like Mr. Dominic Anoma, a one time Campaign Coordinator for late President Mills and a former NDC parliamentary candidate for the Old Tafo constituency is also making rounds in the search for Mr. Sarpong’s successor.
Mr. Raymond Tandoh, a Chartered Accountant by profession, is said to be one of the candidates who has untainted record and has served the party diligently as the deputy secretary and in the areas of financial sourcing during the party’s difficult times.
He currently plays active role as the Chairman of Finance Committee at the KMA, a position which has given the needed insight into the day-to-day administration of the assembly.
Raymond’s position as the head of the Finance Committee over the past four years has attuned him well to the various intricacies within the assembly as he dealt mostly with the financial aspects of the assembly’s day-to-day administration.
The politics of KMA is not new to Nana Butler, who apart from being a former assembly member, has also served on the Finance and Administration Committee before.
Nana Butler, perhaps the oldest and most experienced of all, is also an active member of NDC’s Regional Communication team.
Samuel Edusei, who is at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is another figure who can pull a surprise.
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