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Bekwai primaries: Electoral area coordinators, polling station executives storm party office to purchase nomination forms for Ralph Poku-Adusei

30 coordinators, delegates, and the youth in Bekwai presented a bankers' draft of GHc 3,000.00 to pay for the nomination forms of Poku-Adusei

Several New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates in the Bekwai constituency, have picked up nomination forms for Ralph Poku-Adusei, a lawyer in private practice who is also the Managing Partner of Trent Legal, Amansie Chambers, and a parliamentary candidate aspirant on the ticket of New Patriotic Party (NPP),  for the Bekwai Constituency in the Ashanti Region

Over 30 coordinators, delegates, and the youth in Bekwai presented a bankers’ draft of GHc 3,000.00 to pay for the nomination forms of Ralph Poku-Adusei.

The group, comprised of leading constituency executives, electoral area coordinators, some branch executives, members of the women wings of NPP in Bekwai, and teaming youth of the constituency, who say they are committed to working assiduously to ensure victory for lawyer Ralph and the New Patriotic Party.

The delegation expressed their belief in Ralph Poku-Adusei and his track record, leading to their decision to declare support for him.

The leader of the group emphasized the need for Poku-Adusei to be chosen as the candidate, highlighting his impressive performance, donations and contributions to the party and the constituency as a whole.

“His dedication, loyalty, heart-touching contributions to the community and life-changing support for the youth have made him and NPP Bekwai more attractive in the constituency,” one of the delegates said.

 

Accepting the challenge, Lawyer Ralph Poku-Adusei stated that one of his core objectives is to include the entire constituency in the development agenda of Bekwai.

He expressed the need for hard work in order to break the eight and continue to improve the lives of the constituents.

 

He promised to provide humble, strong, listening, competent and faithful leadership, working hard to deliver on his promises and policies to the constituency once he is elected as MP for Bekwai.

Ralph to contest in Bekwai

Ralph Poku-Adusei, officially announced his intention to vie for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidacy in the Bekwai Constituency parliamentary seat in the Ashanti Region during the upcoming December 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The Bekwai seat is currently held by the NPP, and the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Joseph Osei Owusu (Joe Wise), has decided not to seek re-election after representing the constituency for sixteen years across four different parliamentary terms (2008 to 2024).

NPP’s Primaries

The National Executive Committee of the NPP, in a statement issued on Friday, 10 November 2023, has set the date for the party’s Parliamentary Primaries in constituencies with sitting MPs. The primaries are scheduled for 27 January 2024, with nominations opening on 20 December and closing on 22 December 2023.

Vision for Amansie

Ralph Poku-Adusei, who is a British-trained lawyer with thirteen years of experience in corporate and commercial practice, land acquisition, and criminal law, aims to leverage his extensive experience to represent Bekwai in Parliament.

Having spent his formative years in the constituency, he is committed to transforming the municipality. As an indigene of Bekwai, Poku-Adusei has undertaken several socially impactful projects in the area, demonstrating his dedication to the well-being of its residents.

His vision for Amansie revolves around key thematic areas, including job creation, poverty alleviation, agriculture, infrastructure development, youth employment, education, and pensions.

Education and Livelihood

Poku-Adusei places a strong emphasis on education to break the cycle of poverty, proposing improvements in infrastructure, scholarships, and programs to enhance educational outcomes.

Additionally, he aims to create sustainable livelihoods by fostering entrepreneurship, skill development, and job creation, offering vocational training facilities and support to local enterprises.

Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure development is a top priority for Poku-Adusei, focusing on transportation, water and energy supply, toilet facilities, and sustainable housing programmes.

He envisions attracting local and foreign investors to establish recreational centers, shopping malls, manufacturing companies, and tertiary institutions, ultimately addressing youth unemployment.

Advocacy and Policy Reform

As a lawyer, Poku-Adusei plans to use advocacy and policy reform to address structural issues contributing to poverty. He aims to collaborate with governmental institutions, civil society groups, and local authorities to establish laws and policies promoting social justice and reducing inequality in the Bekwai Municipality.

Healthcare and Social Welfare

Recognizing the importance of a strong social welfare system and accessible healthcare, Poku-Adusei plans to improve social protection programs, healthcare infrastructure, and preventative healthcare practices. He intends to build healthcare facilities closer to constituents, reducing the strain on Bekwai Hospital.

Reporting by Wilberforce Asare in Accra

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