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Becoming A Member of The Prestigious APEC Family; A walk through the years

The Association of Past Executives and Coordinators (APEC) is the advisory body of the Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council comprising all ratified former Executives and Coordinators of the Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council.

This distinguished body has been phenomenal over the years shaping the socio-political life of many people and impacting generations over the years.

Recently, the Association was opened to interested local executives who must pass a form of assessment or vetting before ratification.

The Association beyond supporting the ARSRC, also has a robust welfare policy for the benefit of all its members.

The membership of the Association cuts across gender, tribe, religious and political affiliations.

The Association is governed by a Constitution with electable leadership positions. Currently the Association is chaired by Mr. Patrick Ayittah, a former Regional Coordinator of the ARSRC and currently the HR for MASLOC. Patrick Ayittah rose through the ranks of the Council serving in various roles including Regional Coordinator of the Council. He has played a critical role in the continual existence of the Council. He is credited with the nurturing and mentoring of many student leaders in Ghana. He has served through the ranks of NUGS over the years and is considered one of the most popular students activist in the country. His institutional memory of ARSRC, NUGS and APEC is unique. He continually provides support and guidance to the the. ARSRC and NUGS. He is a proud member of the Nananom family (Asanteman SHS).

Kassim Firdause supports Mr. Patrick Ayittah as the Vice-Chairperson of the Association. She is a former beauty queen and now with an Insurance outfit. Her passion for students activism and advocacy has endeared her to many. She is a proud member of the Animuonyamfuo family (KSTS).

Ohene-Mensah Benjamin is the General Secretary of the Association and works as a fashion designer of national repute. He owns the Orgazy Eccentrics. He was a former LG President of the ARSRC. Orgazy as he is affectionately called is passionate about developing talent and building the capacities of talented students through the Literary Group platform. He is an Abrante3

The Council’s financial dealings is safely handled by Owusuwaa Yaa Asenath, a Tutor and SRC Patroness of Church of Christ SHS. She has been a dedicated and committed member of the Association having gone through grooming in the Council. Her passion at giving back to the young ladies aspiring to be leaders has been phenomenal. She proudly belongs to the Nananom Family.

Kwabena Ebo Smith serves as the current Organizer of the Association. The multi talented young man is a Lecturer and the CEO of Nante3 Modeling Agency. He was the Team Manager of Techiman Eleven Wonders. He is also an Abrante3.

The Association has some laid down membership procedure for interested persons who have completed SHS or are about to complete SHS.

  1. All Regional Executives, Zonal, WDS, Literary Group Executives will be required to complete membership forms, go through a formal ratification process and pay up their first year membership dues to cement their membership.
  2. Local SRC Executives occupying various positions of the SRC and its appendages can also have window of opportunity to become members of this prestigious group by putting in an application letter for consideration. The individual will appear before an Apec Meeting to go through a vetting or assessment process for clearance. When clearance is given, the individual will then complete his or her membership forms and pay up his dues to have full membership status.

The Association has become a grooming workshop for many leaders who are excelling in various fields of endeavors. From Politics to Law, Business to Entrepreneurship, Civil to Public Service, Medicine to Health Service, Entertainment to Media, members of the Association have achieved various successes worth mentioning.

APEC Through The Years

Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah (Deputy Minister of Finance and MP for Ejisu) was the first Regional President of the ARSRC. He has been instrumental in the establishment and survival of the ARSRC. From its formative years, Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah dedicated his life to ensure future generations benefit from the fruits of the Council. He continually supports the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators till today. He is an Okatakyie.

Former Regional Coordinator, Lawyer Benjamin Attakorah-Manu (formerly with the Attorney General Dpt, Sunyani and now a practicing Lawyer in the USA) is worth mentioning. Affectionately called ‘Guy’ He played a key role through the formative years and was an epitome of diplomacy and gentility to many student leaders. He affected many with his smooth silky modus operandi which got results devoid of aggression. He is a proud Disciple.

Dr. Kwabena Owusu-Asante a.k.a. Lincoln is a Medical Director with the Adventist Health Department. He is an incredible individual, a walking encyclopedia, full of wisdom and wit. He is Minister of the Gospel and serves as an Elder with the SDA Church. He rose through the ranks of the Council and served as Regional Coordinator and has played a key role in the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators. He is a proud Old Student of Juaben SHS, an Osagyefo to be specific.

Baffour Osei Akoto · Head of Public Relations, Centre for Plant Medicine Research was a former Regional Secretary of the Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council. Baffour is an amazing individual, full of fun and humor. He carries with him an infectious aura which endear him to his listeners as a Communication expert. Baffour obtained his Masters in Communication in the UK and has rebranded the PR unit of his outfit. His commitment to APEC and the ARSRC over the years is very admirable. He is a proud Okatakyie.

Lawyer Nana Fredua Agyemang Osborn served the council as a Regional Coordinator. He is now an astute Lawyer with his own firm. He has impacted many young student leaders through the years and has demonstrated passion, commitment, zeal and enthusiasm in the activities of the Apec and the ARSRC. Lawyer Osborn has shaped the lives and leadership aspirations of many student leaders. He is an Amanfuo.

Former Regional Coordinator, Aboagye Bediako Jnr works as the Operations Manager of an Oil firm. Aboagye has passionately served the Council in various capacities and is one of the long Serving Apec Chair of the Association. Credited with the formation of the Literary Group of the Council together with Rev. Donneh Korsina, Aboagye has dedicated his time and effort in ensuring the sustenance and forward match of the ARSRC and Apec. He is a proud Obrempong.

Donneh Korsina is a PR expert and now a Minister of the Gospel with the International Central Gospel Church. He served as a Regional Coordinator becoming the only person to have served the Greater Accra Regional SRC and the Ashanti Regional Students Representative in that role. He has groomed and mentored many student leaders and continually supports the Association and ARSRC. He completed Accra Academy.

Benjamin Ohene-Mensah is an international fashion Designer and the owner of Orgazy Eccentrics. He has been instrumental in the development and nurturing of talents on the platform of the ARSRC.

Manaf Ibrahim served as Apec Chairman and was the Head of Political Desk at the Presidency. Manaf has been a pillar of support over the years to the Council and Apec. He has become the political god father of many young aspiring politicians through the Council and Apec, sharing his knowledge and experience and mentoring many leaders. He is an Okyerema (TKSS)

Collins Attah-Poku is a Lecturer and an astute Sports Journalist. He served as Regional Secretary of the Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council and Chair of the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators. Collins is inspirational, down to earth figure who continues to guide many young people to achieve their future ambition. He has become a mentor to many young people who aspire to pursue a career in sports journalism. He lectures at the Christian Service University College. He is a true Disciple.

Adwoa Serwaa Bondzi served as lead Spokesperson to the former President John Mahama. She was a Deputy Regional Secretary of the Council. She has been very supportive to the course of Apec and the ARSRC.

Raphael Sarkodie is the Regional Training Officer/Deputy HR of GES-Ashanti currently serving as the Regional Coordinator of the ARSRC. He has served as a Vice Chair of the Association. He played a key role in the drafting of the welfare document of the Association. He is an Obrempong.

Kwasi Owusu Amankwa served as a Regional Coordinator of the ARSRC and also as the Chair of the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators. He has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the vision of the Association over the years. He has mentored and groomed many student leaders through the Association..He is a professional Hospital Administrator and operates his own Private Health Facility in Kumasi. He is an Okatakyie.

Joseph Alhassan is an accomplished Entrepreneur and served as a Regional Coordinator of the ARSRC. He has been committed over the years to the vision of the ARSRC and APEC and has played key role in nurturing and mentoring many student leaders. He is an Obrempong.

David Ohene-Amoako served as Regional Coordinator of the ARSRC for six years and is credited with energizing the rank and file of the Council. He has been a loyal servant of Apec through the years. He has impacted many student leaders across the region and continually serve the Council and Association in various capacities. He ia a management member of St Michael’s SHS. David completed then Methodist Wesley Day SHS now Kumasi Wesley Girls High School.

Charles Oduro Kwarteng served as Regional Coordinator of the ARSRC. He works with the Bank of Ghana. He has also contributed his quota in nurturing students over the years. He is an Osagyefo.

In the area of research Dr. Afum Agyei Anthony, former Regional Vice President is making his mark and contributing to society. He has been passionate about student activism and advocacy and has contributed his quota to the grooming of student leaders. He is an Akunini

Paa Yaw Arkoh Koomson served the Council as a student and has been a committed member of the Association. He has played a contributory role in the nurturing of student leaders over the years. He manages a branch of Access Bank and a key figure in the Rotary Club. He is proudly from the Ahenemma fraternity.

Augustine Armah has been a loyal member of the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators over the years. He has also served the ARSRC in various capacities including Regional Coordinator. He has been very inspirational to many student leaders and has guided young leaders over the years. His depth of knowledge and institutional memory is worth mentioning. He currently teaches at Kumasi Anglican SHS and has other business interest as well.

Augustine is an Amanfuo.

The New Era;

Tracing the history and successes of the Association and the ARSRC will not be complete without the recognition of the current generation. Many of them are affecting society positively and making the Association proud in various endeavors.

Yiadom Boakye (YB) currently serves as the President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS). His tenacious and unyielding courage is worth mentioning. He is making his mark in repositioning NUGS as a formidable force in students activism and advocacy. He is a member of the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators. He is an Okatakyie.

Samuel Amoako Kusi served as a Regional President of the ARSRC and is a committed member of the Association Past Executives and Coordinators. He served as the SRC President of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently a Medical Doctor.

Dennis Appiah Larbi served the Council as an executive and rose to become the SRC President of the University of Cape Coast. He has been a committed member of the Association. He is the CEO of Afra Cup,an indigenous fruit juice company. Dennis is from the Nananom fraternity.

Samuel Adomako Pinaman Esq. has played a key role in the grooming and nurturing of student leaders. He is a key member of the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators. He was called to the Bar recently and received many accolades in his graduating class.

Tracy Abdul Wahab Zuzu is a beauty queen and an actress. She is a member of the Association making huge inroads in the entertainment and showbiz sectors. She is seen as a citadel of hope for many aspiring beauty Contestants. She is an Old Girl of Afia Kobi Ampem Girls SHS.

Christian Philip Armah attended Prempeh College where he served as Deputy SRC Organising Secretary. Currently, a final year medical student at University of Ghana. He has a Bsc degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from KNUST and currently the president of the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG). His passion for students activism and advocacy has endeared him to many as he continually fights for the welfare of students.

These and many more successes chalked by various individuals whose grooming is linked to the Council and the Association of Past Executives and Coordinators make the Association a formidable force.

The objective of the Council and the Association at nurturing future leaders out of students is clearly manifested through the humble successes chalked by these and many other people in varied fields of endeavors.

To be continued…………………….

Long Live APEC

Long Live the ARSRC.

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