Farmers, fishermen Award Winners Assoc appoints interim executive

Mr. George Alokodongo  introducing the IMC members.The National Farmers and Fishers Awards Winners Association of Ghana (NFFAWAG) has appointed a six-man Interim Management Committee (IMC) to steer its affairs for the next two years.

It is chaired by Mr Davis Karboe the 2009 National Best Farmer with other the members being Alhaji Ali Musah, Madam Eva Atritsogbe, Mesers R.Mantey Lemuel-Quarshie, Agbo Ignatius and George S. Alokodongo.

The Association also appointed Mr A.B. Appiah a former official of the ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) as its administrator, to coordinate and conduct business on its behalf.

The Council of Elders of the Association on February 17, dissolved the executive board whose tenure of office expired two years ago, hence the appointnent of the IMC to prepare the grounds for the election of a new president and executive, within two years.

They are also to reorganise the Association to unable it render quality services to members as well as reach out to the 250,000 members before the next election.

The Chairman of the Council of Elders, Mr George Alokodongo at a press briefing in Accra yesterday stated that the Council move to dissolved the old executive prepare for the elections.

According to him the association was established to render specific services to members but nothing has been seen to that effect hence the need to dissolve the executive who term has expired so that others may come in within fresh ideas to revamp the association.

“Mr Alokodongo indicated that the dissolution was accepted by the past executives who promised to hand over all documents in their possession within 7 days of the inauguration of the IMC.

Mr Karboe in his acceptance speech assured that everything possible would be done to put the association on the right track.

He stated that the time has come to redirect the mandate of the association towards serving the needs of its members.

“We have alienated ourselves from the members at the grassroots, it was for these reasons that we are trying to revamp and build the association into one that would give hope to the 250,000 members and our jobless youths roaming the streets for non existing jobs”, he said.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu      

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