The Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council (ERCC) has celebrated the Senior Citizens in the Region. The event which brought senior citizens from across all the twenty-six (26) Municipal and District Assemblies in the region.
It was graced by high profile personalities in the region. These included the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour and his wife; the Council of State member and Chief of Kwahu Asakraka, Nana Mireku Somuah Nyampong; the Krotihene of New Juabeng Traditional Area, Barfour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng; the Eastern Co-ordinating Director, Mr. R K Sambo, Municipal/District Chief Executives among others.
In his address, Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour thanked the senior citizens for their contributions to the development of the country. He said the “purpose of the gathering is to show you our appreciation for commitment and dedication during your tenure of office”.
He also took the audience through the country’s socio-political history, starting from pre-colonial to colonialism, pre- independence to independence and later the country becoming a Republic. He said the country had come a long way and we must look forward and support the government to deliver to the people the deserved development.
He called on the senior citizens to offer their good advice and counsel to the young and active ones who are still serving even though they are not in active service. He said, “Though you might not have the physical strength but you can share your experience to the young ones to move the country forward.”
Nana Mireku Somuah Nyampong, Chief of Kwahu Asakraka and the member of Council of State also commended the senior citizens for their contribution to the development of the country during their heydays and urged them to offer their acquired experience to the current generation.
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