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The National Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) Constituency Officers Welfare (NCOW), on Wednesday 11th August 2021, paid a courtesy call on Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture at his office at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to present a citation for being a distinguished patriot to the party and the country as a whole.
The National Executive of the welfare association of the Constituency officers led by the Secretary of the Association, Jeffrey Edward Osei, who doubles as the NPP Constituency Chairman of Ayawaso West Wuogon, presented a citation to Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a man christened as the “Legend” due to his peerless contributions to Ghana and Africa in the sector of Agriculture especially at the very vicious and grievous periods of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenting the citation to the Minister, the Secretary of NCOW noted that, before the Workshop which saw the inauguration of a welfare scheme for the constituency officers, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto was notified by the Association and he came to the aid of the Association as typical of the Minister regarding his commitment, dedication and passion for the Tradition of the Party.
Speaking to the media after the presentation, Jeffrey Edward Osei added that, “due to Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto’s selfless contributions toward the success of the workshop, the Leadership of the Welfare Scheme in addition to the entire NPP constituency officers are full of gratitude, and as a result, would like to express our appreciation and also seek for God’s blessings and favour for him in all his endeavours”.
“It is also the Association’s fervent prayer that the purpose, visions and goals of the Minister for the Party and Nation realise fruition”, he added.
The citation reads “Thank you, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto for your many invaluable and indispensable contributions to the NPP and the Country as a whole. Your unquestioned loyalty, dedication, and enormous contribution toward establishing the NPP Constituencies Officers Welfare deserve praise and commendation. We applaud and honour you for your stupendous contribution to the creation of this welfare scheme and other human-centred activities. Continue soaring higher in your endeavours”.
Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto however commended the Association for their show of gratitude and pledged to continue to support them in all their activities for continued strengthening and sustenance of the base and tradition of the Party.
The successful workshop, which birthed the inauguration of the NPP Constituency Officers Welfare, was held at the Capital View Hotel, Koforidua, Eastern region between 16th and 18th July 2021. The Workshop was held at the behest of the NPP Constituency Chairmen across the 275 constituencies of the Country.
The primary objective of the workshop was to institute a Welfare Scheme for NPP Constituency Executives. The earlier proposed name for the Scheme was the National Constituency Chairmen Welfare Fund(NCCWF) but was later changed to NPP Constituency Officers Welfare upon further and broader consultations.