Brong Ahafo bids Asomah-Cheremeh farewell
A send-off programme in honour of the out-gone Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh who is now heading to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources as the substantive sector minister, has taken place in Sunyani.
It was well attended by Municipal and District Chief Executives in the region, Co-ordinating Directors, staff of the Regional Co-ordinating Council, Regional Heads of Departments, chiefs, NPP faithful and cross-section of the public.
Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh in his remarks thanked the chiefs and people of the region for their co-operation during his stay as the Regional Minister and asked for the same support to be accorded his successor, Evans Opoku Bobie.
Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh said he would continue to work harder in his new portfolio to further lift the good image of the Brong Ahafo region higher.
He expressed grave concern about the practice where people draw conclusions about issues of public concern based on mere allegations without making any effort to get into the bottom of the matter and appreciate the facts on the ground.
“By training, I don’t believe in that. I believe in fairness, equity and justice. So one cannot make any frivolous allegation about someone and draw conclusions based on the allegation, and expect everyone to accept it just like that….”, he said.
“Having said all this, I urge you all that we should be disciplined enough and work very hard to lift the good image of Brong Ahafo and before we can do that your optimum co-operation is needed”, Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh pointed out.
Earlier, the MP for Asunafo North and the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister-designate, Evans Opoku Bobie, described Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh, whom he has known for about 15 years, as hard-working, honest and a man of integrity.
He said as a result of Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh's fight against illegally lumbering in the Brong Ahafo region, the practice has reduced significantly.
Mr. Opoku Bobie, who is also the out-going Deputy Regional Minister was hopeful that Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh would work hard in his new position and consolidate the gains made by his predecessor in the fight against illegal lumbering, among others.
The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson, on behalf of all the 29 Municipal and District Chief Executives in the region, thanked the President for elevating Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh to his current position as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources.
"We deem this appointment by the President a great honour to the region and wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency for appointing an illustrious son of B/A to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources", she said.
She added that "as a Regional Minister, Lawyer Asomah-Cheremeh contributed in diverse ways to the socio-economic development of the Brong Ahafo region, and we are confident that his acquired skills and experience will help bring desired results needed at the sector."