Monday, August 25, 2014


A fund raising ceremony in aid of mobilizing funds to support the activities of the New Patriotic Party in the Tano South Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region has been organized at Bechem, the Constituency Headquarters.

NPP members awaiting the arrival of the dignitaries by the roadside
Explaining the rationale behind the fund raising, the Constituency Treasurer of the Party, Mr. Fred Adu Twum, said it has become necessary for the Constituency branch of the NPP to reorganize some structures in the party and all these reorganization entails the use of money, hence the fund raising.
Mr. Adu Twum said, in –service training, workshops and other structures would be tackled to put the Constituency branch of the NPP on its feet to meet all challenges that would be faced during the2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Election Campaign and Elections.
Speaking at the function, Mr. Appiah Kubi, a researcher of the Ahafo Ano North Constituency Branch of the New Patriotic Party, said a lot of factors led the Party into opposition during the 2012 elections. He mentioned some of the factors as the inadequate training of the Party’s Polling Agents, failure of some Party faithful to cast their votes and failure of party agents at polling stations to be vigilant during the elections and appealed to all concerned to take into consideration measures that would be adopted to address these problems in the near future especially during the 2016 elections.
On the just ended limited voters registration exercise, Mr. Appiah Kubi said party agents who observed the exercise should gather courage to meet the committee that would be set up to investigate people whose registration were challenged to enable the country obtain a clean and credible voter register.
In an address, Mr. Kofi Poku Buabeng, the Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, called for clean politics to be exhibited by members of the party. He added that they should refrain from the politic of insults and let the people know what the party has done before and what it intends to do.
Mr. Opoku entreated party faithful to be circumspect in all their dealings so as to attract other people to the party since the strength of the party in the Constituency would be based on the number of eligible voters they can attract to vote during elections and urged all to rally behind the current party executives to enable them work assiduously to capture back the Constituency Parliamentary Seat.

NPP members in a joyous mood during the fund raising
In his remarks, Mr. Antwi Nyarko, who chaired the function entreated the Constituency Executives of the party to work in unity so as to enable them work as a team to meet the task ahead of making the party strong and regaining the seat they lost in the 2012 elections and urged the party members to give their maximum support to the executives to enable them work diligently.


A Sod cutting Ceremony for the construction of an orphanage Home, School and a Clinic has been held at Bechem, the Tano south District Capital.
Rescue Mission, a Ghanaian Non Governmental Organization based in Italy which is the main initiators of the whole project performed the ceremony.
The President of the Mission, District Elder Amoah Da-Costa in a short speech said their vision was to form a charitable organization to help the needy in Africa and planned to visit Ghana to find a suitable place for the Orphanage Home, school and Clinic project. He said Bechem was chosen after a period of search and Nananom did not hesitate in offering a ten (10) acre land for the project.

District Elder Amoa Da-Costa ( President ) Addressing  the gathering
District Elder Amoah Da-Costa hinted that Rescue Mission in the past has donated an Ambulance and other equipments to the Bechem Government Hospital and that the project they are about to undertake would go a long way to benefit the people of Bechem, the Tano South District and the Brong Ahafo Region as a whole when completed.
The Tano South District chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba also in a speech on behalf of the President of Ghana, the Member of Parliament for the Tano South Constituency and the District Assembly which he is the head welcomed the Rescue Mission Team to the Tano South District.

Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba Addressing the gathering
Hon. Anaba said since Rescue Mission is into social issues, the Tano South District Assembly would do all it takes to help them in their endeavors in the District. He said the Assembly has undertaken events which are related to their plans in the District and with the help of some Departmental Heads they were able to meet some social challenges.
Hon. Anaba said it would gratify Rescue Mission to note what the response would be when they complete their project and promised that the Assembly would partner them in all their efforts.
Hon. Anaba said we should give thanks and commendation to Nananom for offering a ten (10) acre piece of land for the project and again assured Rescue Mission that the Assembly would contribute its quota towards the project.
Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, the Omanhene of Bechem Traditional Area who chaired the function thanked Rescue Mission for coming to the aid of Orphans and seeing the need to provide infrastructural development in the Education and Health Sectors in the Tano South District, specifically Bechem the District Capital.


Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II speaking and cutting the sod for work to begin at the site
He said Nananom did not hesitate but saw the need to release the land to Rescue Mission for the project since we are all our brothers’ keeper and any person who cares for the needs of the orphans must be encouraged.
Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, hinted that Rescue Mission has contributed immensely to the community and noted that when the project is completed it would not only benefit the people of Bechem but the Region and Ghana as a whole and was pleased that the District Chief Executive has also promised the Assembly’s readiness to contribute its quota towards the project.
The Rescue Mission Team was made up of District Elder Amoah Da-Costa, the President, Mr. Alex Kofi Asare, the vice President of the Chapter and Mr. Rexford Agyemang who is the secretary.

A group photograph of the Rescue Mission team and dignitaries who attended the sod cutting ceremony