The Executive Director of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Dr Prince Hamid Armah, has officially announced his intention to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwesimintsim constituency parliamentary primary in the Western Region.
He intends snatching the seat from the incumbent Member of Parliament, Joseph Mensah who has also indicated his intention to recontest the seat.
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Dr Prince Armah says he is excited by the opportunity to improve the lives of the people in the constituency and give the next generation hope for a much better future.
A lecturer and a consummate academic, Dr Armah enters the fray of party politics knowing too well the rigours of the job and the controversies that could come with it.
“I am fully aware of the gravity of the challenge and the toll it will exact on me but it is not in my nature to run from challenges,” he said in a statement announcing his decision to contest.
The statement said Dr Armah was in fact no stranger to politics because he had previously served as the party’s constituency youth secretary, TESCON secretary, second cycle schools coordinator, a member of the Western Regional Communications team and contested for the position of Western Regional Youth Organiser in 2009.
He also tasted electoral office when as a very young man, he was elected an assembly member for a very successful tenure.
The NaCCA boss is expected to pick his form on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the party’s constituency office in the Western Region.
Even though it is not clear yet how many will contest the seat, many expect it to be a two-horse race between Dr Armah and the incumbent MP Mr Joseph Mensah.