William Worfa Kpormatsi causes stir in Akatsi South NDC Parliamentary race

William Worfa Kpormatsi
William Worfa Kpormatsi

A National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Hopeful for the Akatsi South Constituency in the Volta Region, Mr. William Worfa Kpormatsi, is causing a lot of stir in the constituency in his third attempt to annex the parliamentary seat for the opposition NDC.

This development is coming ahead of the vetting of the candidates scheduled for Wednesday, 29th March, 2023 to be followed by the parliamentary primary and flagbearership elections on Saturday, 13th May, 2023.

Speaking to journalists in an interview at Akatsi, the forty-five (45)-year old Business Management Consultant, Investment Banker and Accountant said, his decision to serve his good people, has been a long-standing dream.

According to him, having his basic and secondary school education at Akatsi before achieving his higher academic educational laurels outside the constituency, had afforded him the opportunity to acquaint himself with the basic and relevant needs of the people of Akasti South. ‘Even though my people did not give me the nod to serve them in my two previous shots at the seat in 2013 and 2020, I am very optimistic and confident that this time round, the good people of Akatsi South would give me the golden opportunity to humbly represent them in the country’s Legislature’, Mr. Kpormatsi intimated.

He emphasized that the time had come for Akatsi South to rapidly accelerate in its development agenda, adding that he is the only one currently clothed with the needed skills and connections to provide that vehicle for the constituency to achieve its vision in this 21st century. Governance, the Kwame Nkrumah University and Science and Technology (KNUST) Bachelor of Arts (BA) Law (LLB) graduate, noted, is about leadership, development, solving the basic needs of the people as well as providing empowerment and employment for the teeming youth not leaving out women who also form an integral part of the larger society. Mr. Kpormatsi renewed his pledge and commitment to provide the right leadership for the chiefs and people of Akatsi South in order to realize their vision and goals.

Mr. William Kpormatsi disclosed that since 2013 and even before his final decision to contest the Akatsi South parliamentary seat, he had done a lot not only for the NDC party in the constituency but also for the good people of Akatsi South. His impact, he said cuts across party activities in the constituency, through to community stewardships and development.

Among the party support activities, Mr. Kpormatsi disclosed that he had paid Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc5,000.00) in 2017 as transportation fare package to Branch Executives who were invited to a reconciliation exercise within the Torve enclave of the constituency. He also donated an amount of Two Thousand (Ghc2,000.00) during the NDC membership registration exercise in the same year. During the 2020 elections, Mr. Kpormatsi gave out One Hundred (100) pieces of executive Lacoste T-Shirts to the party in addition to printing Six Hundred and Fifty (650) other T-Shirts towards the same elections. Similar supports were also given in the 2016 general polls.

He also undertook the payment of insurance premiums for accident insurance for all Branch Chairmen and Secretaries for five (5) consecutive years spanning from 2010 through to 2014. He supported a physically challenged and displaced party member with a business start-up capital of One Thousand Cedis (Ghc1,000.00

) at the Wlitey Branch. In short, ‘I have been financing the party’s activities in many forms from 2007 to date’, Mr. Kpormatsi emphasized.

In the area of community stewardships, Mr. Kpormatsi said he had made a considerable impact on the people. Among the twenty (20)-point achievements to his credit for the people of Akatsi South, were the provision of a pipe-borne water facility for the people of Tatorme-Akatsi at the cost of Thirty Thousand Cedis (Ghc30,000.00), educational support to eighteen (18) brilliant but needy students in 2015 from across the constituency until they completed the Senior High School (SHS) in 2019, provision of mathematical sets to final year Junior High School (JHS) pupils between 2015 and 2022 totaling over Six Thousand (6,000) pieces as well as donations towards science and mathematics quizzes at the JHS and the outdooring of the Avenor Traditional Council in 2018 with a motorbike inclusive for running the secretariat of the Council.

Mr. Kpormatsi made several donations towards good courses in the constituency. Some of these were One Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc1,000.00) each toward a library project at the Akatsi Secondary Technical School (AKAST) as well as a volleyball project within the constituency. There were also fifty (50) bags of cement for a community project at Torve, the facilitation of the graduation of over fifty (50) apprentices and spending over Three Thousand Cedis (Ghc3,000.00) to introduce an award scheme for best graduating apprentices.
The Parliamentary Hopeful also took up several bills. He paid One Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc1,000.00) for a broadcast facility project at his Tatorme Branch at Akatsi. Mr. Kpormatsi settled admission fees for several people including the youth from the constituency. This enabled them to secure admission into the universities for their tertiary education careers. He donated five (5) packets of roofing sheets to some disaster victims in the Akatsi North constituency.

The candidate is currently also into real estate development where he has created a lot of employment opportunities for many people along that value chain.

Mr. William Worfa Kpormatsi attended the then Akatsi Number Two (2) Junior Secondary School (JSS) from 1993 to 1995 after which he proceeded to AKAST, completing in 1998. He continued to the Wisconsin University College in Accra where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Studies course and completed in 2012, majoring in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Development Finance from the University of Ghana (UG), Legon in 2014 after which he secured admission into KNUST, Kumasi where he undertook a BA in Law (LLB), between 2017 and 2019.

The Parliamentary Hopeful has a professional certificate in Investment Banking (Ghana Stock Exchange Certificate). He also holds a Graduate Diploma Certificate in Management Studies (ICM, UK).

He taught at Avega JSS as a Pupil Teacher for two (2) years from 2002 to 2003. He was a Life Insurance Consultant for the Provident Life Assurance Company Limited from 2004 to 2014, a period of ten (10) solid years.

At the political level at the Akatsi South Constituency, Mr. Kpormatsi was the then Constituency Propaganda Secretary between 2009 and 2013 and the Tatorme Branch Executive from 2017 to 2018.

Mr. Kpormatsi William, who can speak English, Ewe and Twi, is married with children. He has some international exposure to the United Arab Emirate (UAE) as well as the United Kingdom (UK).

Credit: Akukorku Media Consult


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