Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a prominent contender for the flagbearer position in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has raised concerns about the commitment of his fellow competitors in addressing the well-being of ordinary Ghanaians.
During a campaign speech in the Asawase Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Agyapong emphasized that he has provided employment to over seven thousand Ghanaians, setting himself apart from his opponents who heavily rely on government support.
A specific incident was highlighted where an individual with a Master’s Degree in Finance remained unemployed for eight years, while Agyapong’s own children have successfully completed their education and are now sought-after by companies. Despite his influence, Agyapong expressed his frustration at being unable to create job opportunities for the youth in the country.
Agyapong questioned the credibility of candidates who depend on the government, pointing out their privileges such as healthcare, drivers, security personnel, and even government-funded housing. In contrast, he highlighted his role as an employer supporting thousands of workers every month, enabling them to provide for their families.
Currently serving as the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Agyapong is a leading candidate in the upcoming NPP presidential primaries. Alongside notable figures like Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, former trade minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, and other influential party members, Agyapong is vying for the nomination.
The party has initiated the nomination process for the contest, with the congress scheduled to take place on November 4, 2023.
Agyapong, recognized as a significant financier of the party, is appealing to delegates to support him based on his substantial contributions to the NPP and the welfare of its members. He also emphasizes his plans to enhance the country’s prosperity, drawing on his successful business background.