Despite relinquishing his seat in the 2016 general elections as Member of Parliament for the Kwadaso constituency, Dr. Osei Afriyie Akoto's fame and legacies continue to live among the electorates.
And, according to them, Dr Akoto, has not forgotten about the support the constituents gave him during his period as MP, and as such, continue to support them to remain relevant in the political scheme of the party.
The Women Wing of the party in the Kwadaso constituency in efforts to show their appreciation for the current Agric Minister, held a short ceremony to cut cake for the 70th Birthday their former MP.
According to Ms Constance Osei, the Women's Organizer, Dr. Akoto has been instrumental in the constituency politics hence the need to recognize him with the celebration of his birthday.
The women were surprised of the contributions of the minister towards the development inspite of the fact that he is no more serving as the Member of Parliament.
They cited his intervention in making sure Kwadaso Constituency was elevated to a Municipality, a move which they said had enhanced the development status of the area.
They further noted that the Food and Agriculture Minister, despite exiting as an MP, continues to play fatherly role in social and political issues.
"He continues to avail himself for advice and directions; he is present or constantly represented in every occasion in the constituency. He makes financial contributions to every activity that takes place in the constituency. Dr. Afriyie Akoto has truly shown fathership hence our decision to celebrate him today " she emphasized.
Touching on his contribution to governance and development, Ms Constance Osei averred that Ghana has never seen any competent Minister of Agriculture whose tenure has tremendously resulted in a dramatic change of the sector like Dr. Afriyie Akoto.
"We all know what he has done with the PFJ, PERD, RFJ amongst other interventions which have brought massive change to the agricultural sector. Today, Ghana has assumed her position as an African giant in agriculture because of his leadership" she noted.
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