10th CONIWAS AGM appoints new Vice Chair

By Frederick Asiamah / GWJN

The 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the General Assembly of the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) came off Tuesday, August 13, 2013, as a precursor to the 24th Mole (Mole XXIV) conference.

A major decision taken by members was the unanimous selection of Mrs Mariam Don-Chebe of the Rural Women’s Initiative for Development & Empowerment (RUWIDE) as new Vice Chair of CONIWAS.

Her longstanding experience and operation in the northern sector of Ghana were considered vital in complementing the current chairman, Mr Farouk Braimah of People’s Dialogue.

Following the death of former chair, Victoria Daaku, CONIWAS’ Executive Committee, at its first meeting in March 2013, approved Mr. Braimah, then Vice Chair, to be the Chairman in accordance with the Coalition’s constitutional arrangement, specifically Article Nine.

Members observed a minute’s silence in honour of the former chair, paying glowing tribute to her hard work and dedication.

The late chair passed away on the night of Tuesday, January 8 2013, aged 58.

Members also approved the Coalition’s Audit and Annual reports for the year-ending 2012.

Meanwhile, the AGM will be concluded on Thursday, August 15, 2013 after Tuesday’s meeting was adjourned due to time constraints. Decisions would be reached on a number of proposed constitutional amendments.

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