….Elect Executives To Steers Affairs For Next Four Years
By Cecil Mensah
The commercial drivers of La -YMCA branch of Ghana Private Roads and Transport Union (GPRTU) in the La-Dadekotopon Constituency of the Greater Accra , last week went to the polls to peacefully elect new executives to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.
The voting took place at the regional GPRTU office in Accra and was witnessed by the Regional Chairman, Mr Robert Sabbah, Alhaji Idrissu Tetteh, regional Vice Chairman, Madam Azar, regional Labour Relations Officer, Nana Aful, the First Trustee of the Tema Station Welfare Committee and Chairman of the Akropong GPRTU branch and Nii Amarteifio, Senior Labour Relations Officer of GPRTU.
After a smooth process of voting, Mr William Oquaye, emerged Chairman polling twenty five votes, Mr Adolf Adu Mensah, as Vice Chairman and Mr Boye Philemon, as Secretary.
The rest are; Eric Sai, as Second Trustee and Mr Ofori Odametey, as First Trustee of the branch.
Delivering his acceptance speech, Mr William Oquaye, who is also the Welfare Chairman of Tema Lorry Terminal in Accra, expressed his gratitude to the regional executives for gracing the election process.
He appealed to all members of the last administration to endeavour to bring their expertise to bear in the administration of the branch for the next yours.
He said, his administration would ensure their expertise are tapped for the effective running of the affairs of the branch.
He gave the assurance that his administration would operate an open door policy that would allow all past and present officers of the branch to bring their expertise to bear in the day to day running of the branch.
He commended the branch for the exhibition unity during the voting process, hitherto, branch elections were associated with long misunderstanding.
He said, the misunderstanding over the years tend to foment disunity among members, even after the elections are over.
He said, people continue to harbour hatred for the elected executives and when they are called upon to contribute their quota to the development of the branch, they refuse.
He was hopeful the show of unity, exhibited even after the voting process would signal the beginning of a new era of collaboration and unity.
Earlier, branch members of Salaga – Mamprobi, Agbogboloshie-Kasoa-Nyayanor, Madina-Adenta, Kamara – Mamprobi branches of GPRTU, also elected their executives.