The Executives of Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN) led by President Mr Prince Boateng as part of the resumption of the tenure of office of the new executives paid a courtesy call on some Kwahu politicians and business executives to introduce their administration, share their vision for the network and also seek the input of these stakeholders on ways to champion development in Kwahu and for the members of the network.
The delegation included Mrs Hesthalynna Otou-Safo (Vice President), Mr Frank Danchie (Membership Director), Mr Felix Darfour (Communications Director), Ms Diana Konadu (Secretary), Mr Richard Sarpong (Co-Opted Executive Member) and Mrs Julia Wendy Appiah (Co-Opted Executive Member).
As part of the visitations the new executives called on Hon. Julius Debrah at his office at Cantonment in Accra. Hon. Debrah has been one of the pillars of immense support for KPN for a number of years giving vital inputs on ways to broaden the reach of the network and also improve on the professional development of our members.
As a farmer in the Afram Plains area of Kwahu Hon. Debrah admonished the new Executives to introduce the potentials of branching into Agriculture and the cultivation certain staple foods like maize and yam in the Afram Plains area to our membership. He also spoke on the immense potential in animal farming especially poultry.
The Executives also called on Hon. Betty Krosbi Mensah, Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North at her office at Job 600 Parliament House Accra. Hon. Krosbi spoke on ways to position the network above partisan politics and reach out to professionals on both sides of the political divide.
Hon. Krosbi shared with the new executives the very high interest she has in the development of the entire Kwahu block not Afram Plains North because she believes the destiny of the various districts in Kwahu are intertwined and development in one invariably reflects on the economic fortunes of the various districts and their constituents.
The new Executive also visited Hon. Bryan Acheampong, Members of Parliament for Abetifi and a founding of Kwahu Professionals Network to once again introduce themselves and share with him their vision for the Network going into the future. Hon. Acheampong recounted the discussions that went into the formation of the network and the vision of the founding members. He also shared some of the early successes of the network and some areas of the networks activities which should be worked to improve the membership experience.
Hon. Acheampong reiterated his resolve to continue supporting the network in diverse ways to see to the actualization of the vision of the founding members and the new executives. Leader of the delegation of new executives Mr Prince Boateng also expressed the gratitude of the membership and made a firm promise to live up to the ideals of the founding members of the network.
The new executives also called on Hon. Davis Ansah Opoku (alias OPK), Member of Parliament for Mpraeso Constituency and immediate past president of Kwahu Professionals Network at his office in Kwahu. Hon OPK as he’s affectionately called by his Constituents warmly received the new executives and gave an account of his stewardship of the network from it’s formation stages to the solid footing as one of the most formidable groups within and outside of Kwahu.
On his part Mr Prince Boateng current president of the network thanked Hon. OPK for his visionary leadership and the successes chalked together with his administration. He promised to advance the course of the network and follow in the path of continuous improvement to push the network even further than it’s current reach.
The KPN delegation also visited Mr Kwame Ansong, CEO of Sunseekers Tours and Sunlodge Hotel at his office at Tesano in Accra. Mr Ansong has also been one of the biggest supporters of the network from it’s early days dedicating both time and resources anytime executives have called on him.
Mr Ansong spoke on the tourism potential within the Kwahu area and stressed the importance of the service industry in the tourism sector improving on their quality to give the average tourist visiting Kwahu the experience of a lifetime and the role of professional networks like KPN in crafting the general tourism outlook of Kwahu to the world. Mr Ansong also tasked the new executives to extend their courtesies and call on other prominent sons and daughters of Kwahu and tap into their wealth of knowledge and experience to push the impact of the network even further.
The new executives also paid a courtesy call on Kwahuhene Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II overlord of the Kwahu Traditional Council to introduce themselves and seek his wise counsel as they begin their administration of the network. Daasebre has always been a pillar of strength for the Network and it’s executives past and present have sort his counsel on most of the initiatives undertaken in Kwahu including KPN GIVE BACK, Yenko Kwahu and KPN INSPIRES.
The new Executives also visited District Chief Executives (DCEs) of the various assemblies in Kwahu to introduce their administration and discuss ways of deepening corporation for the benefit of the people of Kwahu. The district assemblies have been partners in development and executives have sort their help and input in executing various projects within Kwahu from tourism to youth empowerment.
>>>The writer is the Communications and Media Relations Coordinator of Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN). He is a Corporate Communications, Management Consultant and news editor with Think Ghana Media www.think.com.gh Instagram & Twitter: @longmanghana Facebook: Kwaku Whetstone