Sam Pyne pledges to restore Kumasi, overwhelmed by Assembly members support
55 Assembly Members voted YES and 3 opted for NO, there were two absentees.
The New Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Mayor, Hon Sam Pyne says the earlier reference of Kumasi as the Garden City will be restored in his tenure yet it will require determination, hard work and cooperation from all stakeholders.
He pledged on his devotion to raising high the flag of Asanteman to make the city sustainable for all including traders and other professionals who have lost taste in the administrative works of his office.
“A new task is laid on my shoulders but with determination, hard work and the existence of all the stakeholders, I have motivation turning on a success story at the end of my tenure,” Sam Pyne addressed after his endorsement by Assembly Members at the Prempeh Assembly Hall.
“I pledge to work hard to actualize the vision of the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and my personal vision of making Kumasi a sustainable Garden City,” he added.
Sam Pyne was confirmed as the new Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).
The former Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to replace Hon Osei Assibey Antwi, who is now the Executive Director of the Ghana National Service Scheme.
A total of 60 members were expected to vote on; that is 40 elected members and 20 appointees. 55 voted YES and 3 opted for NO. There were two absentees.
He pledged to accept constructive criticism, an approach he believes will help him improve in some areas.
Hon Sam Pyne further thanked the Assembly Members for their support and called all hands on deck to move Kumasi forward.
“I have a firm belief that hard work, cooperation and sincere consultation by all would be the master card to achieve this. My doors are always opened for constructive criticism and positive suggestion to help the great agenda of restoring Kumasi to its glorious state. Assembly members, I’m grateful for your assistant and the vote you have given me. I thank you all for the prayers. May God Bless Ghana, God Bless Asanteman and all of us,” he ended.