Henry Nana Boakye, known popularly as Nana B, has stepped down as Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) in charge of operations.
In a letter communicating this, Nana Boakye explains that the resignation is to enable him to concentrate on his new elected position as the National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Nana Boakye was appointed as the Deputy Executive Director of the NSS in February 2017 and ahead of the NPP July 7, 2018 conference in Koforidua, where he was contesting as National Youth Organiser, there were concerns of a possible conflict of interest in relation to holding both national and partisan office.
Reacting to the concerns he promised to step down from the NSS position if he was to win.
He won the National Youth Organiser position by beating the other contestants Kamal-Deen Abdulai, Emmanuel Nana Bediako D. Appiah and Dominic Kwesi Eduah.
In his resignation letter to the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, he sighted the need to focus on his elected position.
He said his role as the National Youth Organizer “will play a pivotal role in our party’s quest to retain power in 2020 and beyond.”
And in order for him to be able to discharge this duty, in this new role, to the best of his ability, he has decided, after extensive consultations with the leadership of his party and other stakeholders, to resign as the Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme.
He thanked the president for giving him an opportunity to work with the youth as Deputy NSS Boss and counting on that experience he was going to work to help the president realize his vision.
“I remain your loyal lieutenant who will, at all times, protect and defend the interests of your Government, and I look forward to serving you even more in my new role as National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party.”