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A presidential hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party, Mr Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, has donated about one thousand bags of cement estimated at a cost over GHS40,000 to the Bono Regional Wing of the party.
The gesture is in support of a project to construct an ultramodern office complex to serve as the Bono regional secretariat of the party.
At the Bono Regional Delegates Conference on Friday, 8 October 2021, a 9-member committee was inaugurated by the General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu, with a special task of seeing to the completion of the facility by May 2022, before the next Regional Annual Delegates Conference of the Party.
The committee is chaired by First Vice-Chair of the NPP in the Bono Region Joesph Mensah.
However, even before construction works begin, Mr Kyerematen, who is also the Minister of Trade and Industry, decided to donate 1,000 bags of cement for preparatory works with a pledge to work hand-in-hand with the regional executives to build the party structure.
This latest gesture is similar to the initiative taken by the government appointee early this year to help the Volta Regional Secretariat project, which will also see the construction of a facility to serve as the regional centre for the party in that part of the country.
The donation was presented by Mr Daniel Agyei Sarpong, a Political Assistant to Mr Kyerematen.
When asked on the sidelines of the event by the media as to why Mr Kyerematen was expending personal cash on the project, Mr Sarpong responded by saying that the move is characteristic of the donor, adding that the good deeds of ‘Alan Cash’ dates back to the early 1990s when, through his instrumentality and mobilisation efforts, the Young Executive Forum-a youth group he formed, helped to purchase the NPP’s first landed property to serve as the headquarters at Kokomlemle in Accra.
The General Secretary of the party, on Friday, cut sod for the construction to begin in Sunyani where he commended the regional party, led by the Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe ‘Abronye’, for taking up this initiative of getting a permanent party secretariat and securing land for this purpose.
Other donations in support of the project were received from the party’s parliamentary caucus in the Bono Region, through its chairperson and MP for Sunyani East, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, as well as Regional Minister Justina Awo-Banahene and MMDCEs from the Bono Region.