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13.08.2013 General News

Asante Akim North NDC youth vouch for Osei-Bonsu

By Daily Graphic
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The youth of Asante Akim North National Democratic Congress (NDC) have appealed to President John Mahama to consider appointing Mr Thomas Osei-Bonsu as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante Akim North due to his dedication and commitment to the cause of the party and the people of the area.

They said Mr Osei-Bonsu had distinguished himself as a very dedicated member of the party, had unique qualities such as charisma and good administrative acumen that made him to stand tall among his peers and to endear him to people within and without the party .

This was contained in a petition  signed and  issued  by Mr Kwabena Asiedu, spokesperson of the youth and addressed to President John Mahama and copied to the Daily Graphic.

The petition stated that when Mr Osei-Bonsu was the Municipal Chief Executive for Konongo, until a new district was carved out of it, he managed to influence the youth of the area who were about to migrate to urban centres to seek non-existing jobs to stay and involve them in agriculture.

This, he did by liaising with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) who assisted them to undertake block farming  by producing tomatoes, water melon, yam, plantain, maize etc. on large scale for sale.

This initiative had impacted positively on the youth most of whom had been economically empowered and had also employed others to assist them in their farming activities which had gone a long way to reduce unemployment and improve the lives of the people.

 The government recently nominated Mr Paul Kingsley Averu, deputy chief biomedical scientist at the Agogo Hospital as the DCE for the new Asante Akim North District but the assembly members voted against him twice making him ineligible to contest the post again.

The assembly members on two occasions polled 20 out of the total 31 votes for Mr Averu, leaving him with just one vote to qualify him for the mandatory two-thirds votes to qualify for the job.

This has led to the post of DCE becoming vacant, which has neccessitated the youth of the area and some party functionaries and stake holders to making a request for Osei-Bonsu.

By Felix A. Baidoo/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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