‘I hope to make God proud’ says history making deputy mayor
AFTER MAKING history by becoming north London borough Harrow’s first deputy mayor of African heritage, a Ghanaian-born councillor says she hopes to use her position to make God proud.
Nana Asante, who has been a councillor since 2002, and her new deputy Mayoress Awula Serwah, (a ceremonial role) recently received their medallions of office at Harrow Council’s annual meeting, held at Harrow Civic Centre.
“I thank you for the honour you have given me,” Asante said whilst receiving her medallion. “As a Christian, my example is the Servant King, so I hope I will do Him proud by following His example in serving this borough.”
She continued: “It is a real privilege to become the deputy mayor of Harrow. It is an opportunity for somebody from the African continent to represent the people, and serve the people for a year. So I’m looking forward to my year in office.”
She added: “Our borough’s motto is ‘Salus populi suprema lex’, the welfare of the people is the highest law, and I hope that with your help, I will support our Mayor Cllr Nizam Ismail in his year of service to the people of Harrow.”
Asante, who’s a Labour councillor for Edgware, and the Caribbean-born Conservative councillor for Pinner Lurline Champagnie OBE, (who has been a councillor since 1986 and elected Mayor in 2004) are the only elected representatives of African heritage in Harrow Council.