Francis Sarfo Poku, aka Chairman Jerry

The Ahafo regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been confirmed dead in a fatal accident Saturday on July 6, 2019.

The deceased, Francis Sarfo Poku known in private life as Chairman Jerry was returning from a party duty when the sad incident occurred.

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The 50-year-old NPP regional chairman was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number GT 3150-17 from Achtensua to Hwidem when the accident occurred at a section of the road at Banahene.

He died on arrival at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Hospital.

The damaged car

Other five occupants of the vehicle including his wife and the driver are said to be in critical condition and have been rushed to the Sunyani Government Hospital.

Profile of the late Mr Opoku Sarfo aka Chairman Jerry

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Born at Ahafo-Kenyasi, in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana on August 2, 1968, Mr Opoku Sarfo, popularly called ‘Chairman Jerry’ by both his contemporaries and fans, started his basic education at the Roman Catholic (R.C.) Primary School and had his Middle School Living Certificate (MSLC) in the R.C. Middle School.

In his bid to pursue higher education to face life with zeal and alacrity, he enrolled in Mim Timber Technical School, where he obtained his vocation.

Mr Sarfo ventured into entrepreneurship at a bit tender age; no wonder, he carved a niche for himself when he was adjudged the Youngest National Entrepreneur of the Year in his prime young age.

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Chairman Jerry set up his own construction firm soon after school and named it after his acronym sake, “Sarfpok Company Ltd”, of which he remains the Managing Director.

He currently partners with the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited and the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA).

Behold, Ghana’s Youngest Entrepreneur, 2012!

Adjudged National Youngest Entrepreneur (2012) purely on meritorious grounds, Francis Opoku Sarfo, Managing Director of Sarfpok Company Limited.

As a soccer fan and financier, Mr Sarfo-Poku has been instrumental in sponsoring certain football clubs in the country, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Aduana Stars inclusive.

The highly religious chairman has, equally, been rendering invaluable services to the Catholic Church and other religious bodies nationwide and beyond.

As part of his corporate social responsibilities, Chairman Jerry has been registering at least 450 children, the vulnerable and the aged to access the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) free of charge.

Chairman Jerry (CJ) is not a mere entrepreneur of high repute but he is also a staunch politician, contesteed for the enviable position of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) but lost.

As Chairman on two consecutive terms for the same Party in the Asutifi North Constituency within the same region, he masterminded the successful return of the NPP to power after virtually a decade drought.

Honourable Francis Opoku Sarfo has served the same, Asutifi South, District Assembly as an Assembly Member for three (3) consecutive terms, discharging his responsibilities in various capacities in diverse ways.

Chairman Jerry as known who was elected as the chairman for the party in the newly created region in May this year with 62 of the total vote cast of 102 while Adutwum Gyimah his competitor managed to pull 39.

He underscores the urgent need for the dear populace to elect him as the leader to steer the affairs of the party in the region for unity, solidarity, prosperity, love and affection because “the position is ably weighed and carried out by commitment, honesty, fund raiser, action, peace and tranquility”.