Upper Manya NPP elects new officers
Akatamiah (Eastern Region) - The Assemblyman for Anyaboni, Joe Sam, was elected unopposed as the Chairman of the Upper Manya Constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), at its delegates congress at Akatamiah near Asesewa in the Eastern Region on Saturday.
Other officers elected unopposed include John Tetteh, first-Vice Chairman, Mercy Batsa, second Vice Chairperson, Ben Kwaku Seth, Organiser and Patience Asare, Women's Organiser. Eric Madjitey was elected Secretary, George Afro Duanor, Treasurer and Nti Foster Nartey, Youth Organiser.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Gustav Narh Dometey, called on party members to close their ranks and to unite to ensure victory in the 2004 elections. He called on them to eschew all negative tendencies and tackle the task ahead to win supporters for the party.
Dometey, who made his intention to contest the seat warned the party members against bike-biting, rumour mongering, undermining and petty squabbles, which he said would not augur well for the NPP. He said the NPP would continue all on projects in the country and initiate new ones to improve the living conditions of the people.
Nana Adi Ankamah, Eastern Regional NPP Chairman who swore them into office advised the executives to work as a team and desist from divide and rule tactics to ensure that the party captured the seat from the NDC.
He stressed the need for them to co-operate with the District Chief Executive and other ranks of the party in the area, which is considered to be an NDC stronghold. Nana Ankamah asked the new executive to set up committees to manage its finances, ensure disciplinary and to oversee mobilisation in the area.
The District Chief Executive, Andrews Tei, said the party needed committed and dedicated people to ensure victory in the next elections. The DCE appealed to the people who are mostly farmers to embrace the President's Special Cassava initiative.
Joe Sam thanked the delegates for the trust and confidence reposed in the new executive and pledged that with their co-operation they would wrestle the seat from the opposition NDC. The District Chief Executives for Yilo Krobo, Sub-Lt. (Rtd) Christian Tettey, West Akim, Mr Umar Amoah and Madam Grace Attafuah, Regional Women's Organiser attended congress.