An aspiring Youth Organizer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Brogya Genfi, is expected to win the slot when the balloting is over and counting is done, today.
The “down to earth” young politician, popularly known as “Amani”, has been in a commanding lead, ahead of today’s election against the incumbent, Kwaku Boahen.
According to Brogya Genfi, his decision to contest for the position, is to generate the necessary enthusiasm at the youth front in the Ashanti Region; the heart, soul and blood of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Though many, including delegates have tipped him to win a landslide, Mr Genfi, is leaving no stone unturned in his campaign.
Aside the vigorous campaign embarked upon by the aspirant and his campaign team, social media sites, such as Facebook, is blazing with comments and encouraging messages from all well wishers, both within and outside the governing party. Some have gone to the extent of using his pictures and campaign posters as their profile pictures.
The eloquent politician, who is a close ally of the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yammin, has been involved in grassroots mobilisation for the NDC in a region, where his party struggles for even 30 percent of the region’s votes, during Presidential elections.
After associating with the party at various levels, including branch, constituency and region as branch Youth Organizer, Deputy Propaganda Secretary at Suami, Constituency Executive Committee member etc, Mr Genfi, is craving to lead the youth of NDC in Ashanti for the next four years.
Mr. Genfi, started his political career as a serial caller on political shows in the region, until he had the rare privilege to represent the party on radio in 2004 and from that time, he has not looked back.
In 2004-2005, while at Kumasi Polytechnic, he served as the Interim Organizer of the Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN) of the NDC.
In the 2008 parliamentary and presidential elections, Mr Genfi, actively participated, playing different roles at various levels at different times in the region. He cherishes the roles he played in getting his boss, Mr Yammin to contest the Kwadaso Constituency in 2004, though he couldn’t snatch the seat from the NPP.
He was also the Information Technological (IT) agent, campaign co-ordinator, campaign manager, secretary, branch secretary at various stages.
He is also a government communication team member and in some cases, he has been praised for the way and manner he went about issues.
Mention, can be made of the Managing-Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt jnr., who praised him some time ago for his maturity in handling issues. In few occasions that he left his comfort zone and featured in socio-political shows in Accra, he excelled creditably.
Coming from a region where the NPP is very alive, Mr Genfi, said he has never been intimated by the huge numbers, but has over the years stood boot for boot with the largest party in the region. Not even the many attacks on his person, especially on social media, have discouraged him to fight on.
According to him, “The electoral strength of the NDC in Ashanti far outweighs our physical strength on the ground; this is primarily because people do not feel bold to own up for the party for fear of victimization”.
This propelled him to enter into the race to organize the youth and also develop programmes to bring team work among all the youth. He is also promising to establish youth social centre or parliament for sports recreation, permanent network for all TEIN chapters, youth enterprise etc.
He promises to implement a youth for NDC project – to make NDC Vision, Philosophy and Governance, the ultimate choice for the Youth in Ashanti Region.
It is hoped that with the confidence reposed in him by the teeming youth, he would honour his promises to better his party in the region. Mr Genfi is married to Fremah Genfi and blessed with two children, a boy and a girl.