The ongoing Parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has seen many faces rising up for contest across the country. This does not just bring competition but demonstrate the beauty of democracy in the NPP and country Ghana.
One of the key figures who have risen during this period is Hon. Bernard Oduro Takyi who is the former presiding member for Sunyani West municipal and a true member of the NPP. Bernard who is strongly contesting the incumbent Member of Parliament and current Minister for Employment and Labour Relation Hon. Ignitius Baffoe Awuah has played very key role in the municipality as far as NPP is concern.
He was a active member of TESCON and an Executive member from 2007 to 2010. His experience as being with the students lead him to be part of National trainers for the Youth Wing of the NPP from 2019 till date. To be able to secure winnings for the party, he has been a polling station executive since 2011. Hon. Bernard Oduro Takyi has also serve as a Polling Station Chairman for the NPP from 2012 till 2017.
Hon. Bernard Oduro Takyi who is called the Servant Leader or BOT by the youth of Sunyani West has served as the Municipal Zonal Communication Director from 2012 till date. He was the leader of NPP Sunyani West District Assembly caucus from 2015 till 2017 and he also served as the lead petitioner in the famous Sunyani West NPP Caucus versus the NDC government.
Above all he has played major financier roles for the Kwatire-Adentia Boffourkrom Zone in the Sunyani West constituency and has been a strong campaign team member since 2012. He is known for defending and being there for any role, winning and building up a united front for the New Patriotic Party at Sunyani West constituency.
He is loved by the people for his generosity, hardworking, youth empowerment, success of the NPP, the municipal Assembly and for the people he serves at all time.
To the youth and people of Sunyani West Municipal Assembly, Hon. Bernard Oduro Takyi is a son of the true ruling Elephant (Osono Ne Ba) and due fit to lead the party when the mandate is given. Hon. Bernard Oduro Takyi has also severed as the President and Council member for the Commonwealth Hall-University of Ghana in the year 2008.
He was also member of the University of Ghana Residence Board in 2009 and Chairman for the BASSU constitutional review committee. He has nobly served his community and the Sunyani West Constituency as the Assembly member for Kwatire electoral area in 2015 and Presiding member in 2018. His good leadership skills and his ability to advocate for change and youth empowerment won him the position of Regional Coordinator-Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE-West Africa) for Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
Hon. Bernard Oduro Takyi is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow of the US Government and currently the Official Representative of 5 Multinationals namely:
1. The Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry Ltd
2. Effica-Group Ltd
3. Emara & Soliman International Law Firm
4. US Africa Trade Council
5. Chemco Ltd
In addition, He is a Young Serial Entrepreneur and has successfully two International Award Winning Companies – Omanbapa Ghana Ltd and CEEP Educational Consult Ltd. Indications are rife that any attempt to downplay his impact in the Sunyani West Constituency is a recipe for disaster.
Story by: Kingsley Yankyera
(Development Activist- Youth for Development Advocate)