EC - THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF THE GHANA UNION OSLO NORWAY

Voting Results

Fellow Ghanaians,
‘At long last the battle has ended’. A new president for Ghana Union has been elected.

Below are the results as collacted and verified by the EC.
Total votes cast both electronic and physical – 57.
Total physical ballots – 22
Total electronic ballot – 35

Lindsay – 26 = 45,6%
Johnny – 16 = 28,1
Baba – 15 = 26,3%

By a simple majority the EC therefore declares Mr. Lindsay the winner of the election.

The EC will furnish the Union with a comprehensive report on the electoral process in due course.

The EC want to Thank all for turning out to vote, the election observers and those who assisted in various ways to the process. This election is historic for 2 reasons. 

1. The most turn out in the history of the Union.
2. Electronic voting for first time.

There has been challenges along the way. Tech hitches earlier on in the day delayed the zoom broadcast. The EC has taken note of these and will put in place the necessary remedies in subsequent elections. Thank you all!

THE EC.

The President Elect : Mr Lindsay Parkinson

Today is a new dawn!

A new beginning and a fresh start!
Following an intense campaign to elect the Chairmanship of the Ghana Union in Oslo, the formidable local Electoral Commission (EC) last night declared me the winner of the elections.

May I use this opportunity to congratulate the members of the EC who worked tirelessly to oversee this exercise to a successful end. May I also thank all the 57 individuals who came out to vote both in person and online; especially the 26 who voted in my favour. You believed in me, you voted for a change, you voted for action and I do look forward to working with everyone to take our Union, its members and the entire community to a better place filled with “milk and honey”.

I see this victory not as my victory but a victory for us all. I will be knocking on your doors for your help and wisdom as I take on the helms of the Union. Together we can turn around the narrative, we can create that sense of belonging again and make our Union glorious once more.

I have heard all your stories of anguish.
I have seen the severity of division within our beautiful community.
And I know how earnestly you all desire for a change, for things to begin to work and for love to reign within all of us again.

Today, it will be my responsibility to rise to this occasion as I lead the way. I cannot do it all. I am therefore counting on the support I will receive from my team whom I will announce in due course. The work to recovery and change is just starting. As fierce, as turbulent and as daunting as the task may seem, I choose to look at the glass half full and say TOGETHER WE CAN!

Thank you for the honour.
Thank you for the privilege to serve you all.
God bless each and every one of you, God bless the Ghana Union of Oslo and God bless our motherland Ghana!

Thank you!
Lindsay Parkinson

GHANA UNION OSLO NORWAY

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING (VIRTUAL)

AGENDA: HANDING OVER MEETING

DATE: 22.01. 2022  

                                                             

ATTENDANCE: 26

MINUTES

1. The meeting was called to order by the Chairperson Madam Amina Mahama. Prayer was offered by Mr Arthur. The minutes of the previous meeting was read and adopted. Objective of the General Assembly Meeting clearly amplified.

2. Johnny Wagoods, a member of the Interim Board gave the summary of the mandate executed by the Interim Board of the Ghana Union Norway.

3. Madam Linda Blankson gave the financial account of the Association.

4. Attendants had questions with the part of the mandate report which states that the Interim Board members dipped into their pockets to help facilitate the welfare workings of the Association. But the subject matter was well explained to the admiration of the participants.

5. The chair of the meeting invited the elected President, Mr. Parkinson, to introduce his executives which he did. The chair announced that if any participant has anything that may bar any introduced member from occupying any executive office of the Association but there was no objection.

6. With the permission granted by the General Assembly of Ghana Union Norway as its constitution stipulates, the chairperson invoked open vote to accept the executives nominated by the elected incoming President. The outcome of the vote was 100%.

7. The new President of the Association outlined his objectives of his tenure at the helm of the Ghana Union Norway.

8. The meeting was adjourned.