THE FORMER District Chief Executive of the Amansie West district, Mr. Ben Kwakye Adeefe has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to traditional rulers, heads of departments, the media and the General Assembly for their support during his eight-year term of office. Over the past week, Mr. Kwakye Adeefe, accompanied by NPP constituency executives, has been calling on the various personnel to say “Thank You” to all major stakeholders in the administration of the district. He paid a special courtesy call on the Omanhene of the Manso Nkwanta Traditional area, Nana Bi-Kusi Appiah II, the queen mother, Nana Nyarko Abora II and their elders at a meeting of the Traditional Council last Monday and expressed his gratitude to them for the prayers, guidance, support and advice of Nananom which facilitated his work as DCE for the two term office tenure. The Omanhene noted that the former DCE had no doubt left an indelible mark by his achievements in the district and commended his (Adeefe's) leadership qualities, describing him as selfless, hard working, respectful and somebody who took criticisms in good faith for the development of the area. Nana Bi-Kusi Appiah said the Traditional Council would count on Mr. Adeefe's rich experience for the general development of the district. Mr. Kwakye Adeefe recounted the immense support of the assembly members and the general administrative staff without whose untiring efforts the district could not achieve much. He was also full of praise for the media (print and electronic) for the wonderful exposure which contributed in making the district one of the successful ones in the country. Kwakye Adeefe also singularly mentioned the District Police command for their co-operation in maintaining law and order, and ensuring peace as a condition for development. The DCE had also been to the heads of departments of the Ministry of Agriculture, Feeder Roads, Health, Education, Judiciary, NCCE and CHRAJ on separate occasions. He indicated that he had immensely enjoyed their support and the healthy relations that contributed to the level of development in the district over the period. Mr. Kena, District Director of Education, was particularly impressed about the level of human relations of the DCE with all those who had a stint with him in the course of his duty as DCE. He assured that he and his colleague heads of the various departments would not hesitate to tap his experiences. Mr. Samuel Afram, Project Director and the Visiting officer in charge of the Millennium Village Project (MVP), Mr. Ahmadu underscored the important role Mr. Adeefe played in getting the Amansie West district to qualify for the piloting of the MVP in Ghana. They said Adeefe was a worthy Ambassador of the MVP in Ghana and assured that the Project would continue to count on his experience in order to expand and sustain the project for the ten year period Meanwhile, Mr. Adeefe has also expressed his appreciation to the former President, Mr. J. A. Kufuor, for the opportunity to serve his community, Asanteman and Ghana as a whole and assured that he would be available to serve in whatever capacity, even in opposition. He wished the NPP well and hoped it would be back in office soonest. He is equally grateful to all NPP faithfuls and sympathizers for their support of his administration in contributing to the success story of the Kufuor-led NPP government.