Abugri being tipped to succeed Azonko as CLOGSAG National President

Cape Coast, – The Auditorium 900 hall of the University of Cape Coast echoed with shouts of ‘change’ when the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG ) commenced their 13th Quadrennial National Delegates’ Congress.

Thunderous shouts of change, change reverberated around the place as the various speakers took turns to address the congress.

Six hundred and twenty-seven (627) delegates from across the 10 regions have gathered at the UCC campus for the meeting.

One of the main highlights of the event would be the election on new national officers to lead the association in the next four years.

The five-day congress is being held on the theme Neutrality within the Civil and Local Government Service.

Mr. Dennis Abugri Amenga, an Agriculturist, is being tipped to become the next President of the CLOGSAG.

He was a former Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of CLOGSAG and lost narrowly to the out-going National President, Alhaji Mahamadu Azonko, in the last election, held at the same venue, four years ago.

He has served the association in various capacities at the district, regional and national levels.

The CLOGSAG National President race is a straight forward contest between Mr. Amenga and Daniel Nkrumah, an Administrator.

Many of the delegates, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said they believed he would better represent their interest.

He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

If elected he would be serving for only one four-year term, since he would hit the mandatory retirement age of 60, in 2024.

Other candidates predicted to be elected to national executive positions include Mr Emmanuel Acquah, Organiser, and Trustee duo of Messrs Ernest Tagoe and Henry Asomah.

Madam Frema Osei Opare, Chief of staff, who earlier addressed the delegates on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, reminded them that as public servants, they should be neutral and never let their political persuasions undermine their performance.

Source: Ghana News Agency