The new Western Regional Minister Dr Kobby Otchere Darko Mensah has said that he will work with other stakeholders to transform the region so it becomes “the model region and a shining example for other regions to emulate”. This he believes can be achieved by implementing three ‘magic’ pillars which he will champion to make the western region the growth pole for Ghana.
Dr Otchere Darko Mensah takes over the post from Dr Kweku Afriyie[MP], who served for a period of two and a half years.
Speaking at his swearing-in ceremony at the Western Regional Coordinating Council on Friday, Dr Kobby Darko, who until his recent appointment, was Ghana’s Deputy Aviation Minister noted that we want to continue to develop
“I want to see the Western Region continuously being the strategic growth pole of this country, a model region that I believe will be a shining example for other regions to emulate. I will want to see this happen through three pillars. I believe our administration will have to be entrepreneurial which means bringing together all our resources for a common goal…”
He implored the people in the region to give their support in making the region the growth pole of the country.
“We all know the issues that confront our region…and we also know that developing the region is not going to be a one-man show. I will operate the open door policy as my predecessor did, where my office will be opened to all political parties. And I can assure you that all of us will have to work together to develop this region.
The Vice President of the Western Regional House of chiefs Awulae Amihere Kpanyili III who is also the paramount chief of the Eastern Nzema Traditional Area pledged the support of all traditional authorities in the region in making his administration a success.