Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, New President of NALAG (Ghana)
The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has elected as its new President Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) at the end of its 19th biennial national delegates conference held in Sunyani, in March 2016.
Mr. Odamtten succeeded Alhaji Mohammed Kwaku Doku, the Municipal Chief Executive for Asunafo after completing his two-year term as the 20th President of NALAG since its formation more than 30 years ago.
Mr. Kwasi Asuming, a senior lawyer and the PM for the Bosomtwe District Assembly in the Ashanti Region led Mr. Odamtten and his two deputies to take the NALAG Presidential oath of office, after which Alhaji Doku handed over a gold chain, as the symbol of office to the newly elected President.
In a victory speech, Mr. Odamtten commended the old Executive Council for their hard work and achievements, saying that they had provided a solid foundation for them to deliver to expectation.
He pleaded Assembly Members (AMs) to renew their commitments towards the cause of the Association and work in unity at their respective Assemblies for the provision of even better and quality services to the people. He also explained to the media that he would like to invest in property like regional hostels with secretariats for conference and other official functions.