Mr Kobina Pra Annan was on Friday confirmed as Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Chief Executive at the first meeting of the third session of the assembly at Sekondi.

In an election supervised by the Electoral Commission, Mr Annan polled 61 out of the 62 votes cast with a rejected ballot.

However, three members of the assembly did participate in the election.

Mr Mohammed Ali was elected Presiding Member of the assembly when he polled 61 out of the 62 votes cast.

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, said metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies did not have ‘political party colours’ therefore, members should not be partisan in the selection of members for its sub-committees to foster peace and harmony.

Mr Annan expressed appreciation to President John Evans Atta Mills and the assembly for the trust and confidence reposed in him.

He called on them to co-operate and work as a team to develop the area.

Mr Ali pledged to focus on the strengthening of the assembly’s sub-structures to boost decentralisation.

Source: GNA