Monday, March 2, 2009


By Samuel Duodu, Sunyani

THE new Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, has started work earnestly.
Within the last week, the regional minister paid working visits to the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, the Regional Hospital, the Regional branch of the Ghana Garages Association, the Sunyani Magazine and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) offices in Sunyani to acquaint himself with developments there.
Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo called for cooperation from all to ensure the speedy development of the region.
The Regional Minister had earlier in the previous week received a rousing welcome from a cross section of the people and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who met him on arrival after being approved by parliament and sworn in as the Regional Minister.
At Bechem, Duayaw Nkwanta and Sunyani, many people joined in the welcoming activities.
A section of the crowd that mobbed the minister described his arrival as a triumphant entry as they said they were witnesses to the good work he did as District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sunyani and District Secretary for Jaman in the past.
They described the minister as affable, respectful, hardworking and down to earth.
Mr. Nyamekye Marfo who was in a short sleeves white linen shirt and a black trousers looked very calm when he arrived on board a black Land Cruiser vehicle in the company of his wife, Mrs. Margaret Nyamekye- Marfo and Mr. Maxwell Oti Yeboah, Managing Director of Oti Yeboah Complex Limited.
Among the dignitaries who met the regional minister on arrival were some elders from the Bechem Traditional Council, Messrs. John Owusu Agyeman, Justice Samuel Adjei and Nana Nimpong, NDC Regional Chairman, Secretary and a leading member of the party respectively.
The Regional Minister acknowledged the cheers from the large crowd that welcomed him and expressed appreciation on behalf of the President to the chiefs and people of the region for rallying behind the party to ensure its victory at the polls.
He pledged that he would serve the people of the region in humility and to the best of his capabilities and called for cooperation from all to ensure the rapid development of the region.
The Regional Minister called on the Bechem, Sunyani, Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Councils and the Abesim chief.
At the Sunyanihene’s palace, Nana Asor Bosoma Nkrawiri 11, thanked President Mills for appointing, Mr. Nyamekye Marfo as the Regional Minister and expressed the hope that the region would experience massive infrastructural development under his administration.

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