The Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has received clearance to contest in the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) primary, paving the way for his bid to represent the party in the 2024 general election.
The vetting process, overseen by lawyer Mr Frank Davis and Western Regional party executives, concluded successfully.
With his candidacy affirmed, Mr Darko-Mensah is poised to amplify his campaign efforts, rallying support for the NPP nomination in the December elections.
The minister's candidacy has garnered backing from party members and constituents who recognize his commitment to regional development and addressing community needs.
Known colloquially as “Hon Kobby,” Mr Darko-Mensah has been a vocal advocate for addressing local infrastructure challenges and implementing policies aimed at enhancing residents' quality of life.
Supporters lauded his involvement in key projects, including an ultra-modern cinema facility, an Astroturf at Kobby Park, and a Technical and Vocational Training Centre, all geared towards job creation and community improvement.
Expressing gratitude to the party leadership for the opportunity to seek re-election, Mr Darko-Mensah pledged to continue serving the people of Takoradi and the Western Region. He assured constituents of his commitment to completing ongoing projects and appealed for the support of delegates.
Commending the NPP Administration's economic management amidst global challenges, Mr Darko-Mensah urged delegates to place hope in the party's track record.
Supporters at the vetting emphasized the minister's active involvement in developmental projects and his focus on youth empowerment and private sector growth.
The NPP's internal processes leading to the 2024 elections continue, with candidates like Mr Darko-Mensah positioning themselves to secure the party's nomination for the crucial polls.