Akim Ofoase (E/R), Oct. 01, GNA - The Ofoase Ayirebi constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Eastern Region on Friday, returned seven out of the 9-member out-going executive to a four-year term of office at a delegates' congress at Akim Ofoase. Those returned unopposed included, Mr Eric Osei-Ansere, chairman, first vice chairman, Mr John Debra Acquah, First Vice Chairman, Mr Benard Agyei-Mensah, second vice chairman, Mr J. S. Mensah, secretary Mr Ahenkora Marfo, assistant secretary.
The others were, Mr Kwaku Sarfo, treasurer, Miss Grace Asiedua Larbi, Women's Organizer with Mr Alzenda Asamoah and Mr Osbourn Owusu Agyekum elected as organizer and youth organizer, respectively. In an address, the Eastern Regional chairman of NPP, Nana Kofi Adi Ankamah, reminded the executive that they were the foundation upon which the party rests and they should therefore live up to expectation. He advised them to be abreast with government policies and programmes to be able to educate the people, so as to prevent opponents of the party from misinforming them.
The MP for the area, Mr David Oppon Kusi, tasked the executive to closely monitor all government's programmes in their communities to ensure that they were well implemented. He mentioned for instance the mass cocoa spraying exercise, where it was being alleged that some spraying gangs in some areas were not carrying out the exercise satisfactory by discriminating in the spraying of farms.
The Birim North District Chief Executive, Nana Acquah Frimpong, urged the executive to work as a team to enable the party to retain the constituency seat in the 2008 elections.
On behalf of his colleagues, Mr Osei-Anseri thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in them and called for support from all to enable them to achieve their set goals and objectives. He appealed to the government, as a matter of urgency, to rehabilitate the remaining portion of the Akim Oda - Nkawkaw road to enhance transportation in the area.