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25.03.2009 NDC News

NDC chairman wants to be DCE for Bosome-Freho

By Ernest Best Anane, Kumasi - Ghanaian Chronicle

THE CONSTITUENCY chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Mr. Kwame Adarkwa, one of two aspirants for the position of District Chief executive for new Bosome-Freho district, claims he is the best suited for the post.

His main contender is Mr. Anthony Kennedy Asiedu, the failed Parliamentary candidate for the party, who lost to the incumbent MP Nana Edward Ofori-Kuragu in the 2008 elections.

Staking his claim in an interview with The Chronicle in Kumasi, Chairman Adarkwah cautioned party members who claimed that they had to be automatically compensated because they worked for the return of the party to power.

He however, said the promise by then Candidate Mills to reward hard working members during the campaign did not mean that every member had to be appointed a DCE. Saying compensation comes in different forms.

Mr. Adarkwah stressed that he is a tested and proven die hard member of the party, having climbed up the ladder from member of the Committee of the Defence of the Revolution (CDR), through becoming a constituency executive member of the NDC, while he served as an assemblyman for the Anyanso electoral area for eight years during which period he served on the Social Service, Finance and Implementation Sub Committees of the local assembly.

The senior Cadre said on retirement as assembly member, he was voted as constituency Vice chairman until 2000 when the party lost

According to him, he has been the lone ranger championing the Interest of the party in the constituency at the time most of the executive members abandoned the party with the constituency chairman resigning his position as a result of which Adarkwah became the constituency chairman in 2003.

Mr. Adarkwah contested and failed as a parliamentary candidate for the party in 2004, saying that the above mentioned attributes make him well endowed to become the political head of the district because he knows inside out of the terrain and the problems therein.

He said he was committed to ensuring that the party comes back to power hence he did not contest the parliamentary elections in the December 2008.

A believer in team work, Adarkwah said he sponsored most party activities in the constituency ensuring that the party achieved the ultimate-power.

The constituency chairman is convinced that if he was to be elected the DCE, he would poll 80 % of the votes to secure the position for which reason he appealed to the appointing authorities to consider him.

Outlining his vision for the constituency, Mr. Adarkwah, himself a farmer, said he would promote Education and Youth in agriculture as contained in the party's manifesto.

He said he would encourage support farmers through micro financing and empower women in the area of commerce.

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