A Send Off Ceremony has been organised by the Eastern Regional Minister Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong and the Regional Co-ordinating to honour the former Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour, the former Deputy Regional Minister, Hon Samuel Nuertey Ayertey and the former Regional Coordinating Director Mr. Samuel Kweku Gyimah for their contributions to the development of the Region.
The Ceremony which was held on the premises of the Regional Minister’s Residency at Koforidua on Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 saw the attendance of all Thirty-three Municipal/ District Chief Executives, their Presiding Members and the Co-ordinating Directors and Heads of Department in the Region.
In his address, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong described his predecessor as his “John the Baptist” alluding to the huge part the former Minister played in his political career. According to the Minister, he looked to Hon. Darfour as his mentor, owing to the fact that his constant advise and determination to see him succeed had propelled him to the heights he had achieved.
Giving the purpose of the programme, Regional Coordinating Director, Mr. Samuel Donkor said the program was held to wish the former Minister, his Deputy and Director farewell and to recognize their significant contributions to the developnent of the Region.
There were others messages from Municipal/District Chief Executives, Presiding Members, Regional Heads of Department and Regional Security Council.
The various addresses touched on the contributions of the outgone dignitaries to the Region, their achievements and the legacy they have left behind.
They were awarded Citations amongst other gifts and a buffet was held in their honour to mark the occassion..