The newly elected members of the National Executive Committee of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) will formally be inducted into office on Sunday July 26 at the Calvary Methodist Church, Adabraka at 3:00pm.
The Induction, which will be under the auspices of the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Most Rev Emmanuel Asante, will attract Old boys, their spouses and friends of Mfantsipim.The service will be followed by a reception at Cleaver House, a few meters from the Calvary Methodist Church.
The National Executives were elected in May this year by the MOBA National Council made up of two representatives of all year groups.
The new National Executives are: Ebusuapanyin, Captain Paul Forjoe (‘73), Vice-President, Emmanuel Kotey Hammond (‘67), Secretary, Kofi Bentum Coleman (‘76), Vice-Secretary, James Morgan (‘77), Treasurer, Parry Aboagye (‘73), Vice Treasurer, Kofi Amaniampong (‘98), National Organizer, Charles Cobbina (‘83), Vice-National Organizer, Kwesi Wilson (’94) and an Executive Member, Kwame Gyasi (‘65).
Speaking to the Press ahead of the induction, the Ebusuapanyin-elect, Captain Paul Forjoe said the new executives would have the development of the school and the association as a priority in their agenda.
The MOBA National Executive Committee (MOBA NEC) he stated, have chosen a theme that will guide them in their work – The New Dawn.
“The Mfantsipim Brand is solid – It is God’s gift to us. We have to nurture it, grow it and always keep it strong. This means we have to stay united and focused to achieve our collective aim of making our Alma Mater the best in the world” he said.
Captain Paul Forjoe added that the new MOBA National Executive Committee was committed to ensuring that the association is financially viable to meet all its targets.
“To be strong, we have to be financially stable with a sound strategy for financial growth. A financially strong MOBA will make it easier to support the school, sponsor projects, support old boys and promote teacher and learning programs. One of the instruments we will use for the financial stability of MOBA will be the Endowment fund which is a mandatory provision in the MOBA constitution.”
He added that “We believe that the fund will help MOBA diversify its income and reduce its dependency on donors.
To grace the occasion will be the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. The Guest Preacher will be Rt. Rev Dr. Nuh Ben Abubekr, the former Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, all of them renowned old boys of Mfantsipim.