A seven-member executive of the Techiman branch of the Ghana National Association of Garages (GNAG), under the chairmanship of Mr Adamu Acheampong (Medimafo Tease), has been sworn in.
The ceremony, which attracted more than 600 master craftsmen and women, also saw the reconstitution of various subcommittees on land, welfare, projects, publicity, task force and disciplinary matters.
Speaking at the ceremony, the outgoing Chairman of the association, Mr Thomas Effah, thanked the members for their support during his tenure.
He urged the members to bury their differences and offer practical support to the new executive to steer the affairs of the association.
Mr Acheampong, on behalf of the new executive members, expressed his appreciation to the members for the confidence reposed in them and said they would continue from where their predecessors left off.
He implored members of the previous administration to share their experiences with the new executive in order to move the association forward.
He also urged them not to adopt a lackadaisical attitude towards the association, saying that could hinder its growth.
Mr Acheampong said his administration would adopt an open-door policy, adding that plans were far advanced to establish a bank and a multi-purpose conference hall for use by the association.
He urged members of the association not to allow their political affiliations to divide their ranks, stressing that politics was about the development of the nation and, therefore, the fact that one did not belong to another’s party did not make him/her an enemy.
Mr Acheampong further urged the members not to allow themselves to be used to foment troubles in the municipality before, during and after the December 7 general election.
The Secretary of the association, Mr Saeed Ali, charged the members to embark on a promotional drive to increase their membership in the municipality and also pay their taxes.