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Politics of Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Wontumi sets up committee to oversee construction of new NPP Regional Office

Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has set up a Five-Member Committee to oversee the construction of a new party office for the party in the Ashanti Region, the stronghold of the ruling party.

The Committee will be responsible for the sourcing of funds, acquisition of land and award of construction as well as ensure the successful execution of an ultramodern office befitting of the party.

It will be chaired by the Constituency Chairman for Afigya Kwabre, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, who will also act as the representative for all the constituencies in the region.

It also has the Member of Parliament for Edubiase as a member. He will also represent all the MPs in the region.

Other members include the District Chief Executive Officer of Ahafo Ano North, Mad. Martina Appiah, who will represent all the MMDCEs, the Constituency Chairman for Adansi Fomena, Akwasi Nti.

An astute Legal Practitioner, Lawyer Adom Appiah, will act as the regional representative on the Committee.

They are expected to be inaugurated by the Regional Chairman before commencement of work

Meanwhile, four eminent personalities have been appointed to as advisors to the Committee.

These are Mrs. Mary Atiemo, a retired nurse and key member of the party who will represent the Council of Elders, Nana Nkansah Boadu, Nzemahene , Hon Osei Asibey Antwi K M A Boss and the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simmon Osei Mensah.

The setting up of the Committee is seen as another further in the cup of the young and industrious Chairman of the party, having steered the party to a sterling performance in the Ashanti Region during last year’s elections.

He singlehandedly funded the acquisition of a full house at Krofrom which is currently being used as the Regional Headquarters of the party