The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended his deputy Chief of Staff and Political Assistant, Francis Asenso-Boakye, for his contribution in the formation of the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy of the NPP (TESCON) and to the development of the NPP.
He was speaking at a durbar organised by the National Youth Wing of the NPP to commemorate 20 years of TESCON’s inauguration, under the theme, “20 YEARS OF COMMITMENT WITHOUT INDUCEMENT: TESCON OUR GENERATIONAL PILLAR”, which took place at Ho in the Volta region, on February, 18, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo said: “I have the force also to mention the name of my deputy Chief of Staff and Political Assistant, Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Founding President of TESCON who has proved to be invaluable to me in my work and is desirous of joining his colleagues in parliament. This is the nature of my umbilical link to TESCON which cannot be cut.”
“In the year 2000 when TESCON was inaugurated, he took the lead in mobilizing the youth of our party and of our country to make the historic change of 2000. For the first time in Ghanaian history, an opposition party, the New Patriotic Party, under the outstanding leadership of John Agyekum Kufuor came to office through the ballot box.
“That event gave a great boost to the consolidation of the principles of democratic accountability in our body politic,” President Akufo-Addo concluded.