The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is preparing for its presidential flagbearership race and one of the hopefuls, Kennedy Agyapong, has been making headlines for his financial contributions to the party. Agyapong has spoken about his financial contributions since the party’s inception, including a recent donation of over 2.75 million Ghana cedis towards the April 2022 constituency elections, and a donation of 9,000 bags of rice and other items to the party for Christmas.
However, Agyapong has also expressed his concerns about the government’s decision to ban the importation of used cars. During a public function, he spoke about his logistical donation in 2016 when he bought 240 used pick-up trucks for NPP campaigns. He questioned the government’s decision to ban used cars and insisted that it was not well thought out.
Agyapong argued that the decision would have negative consequences for the country, including job losses and a loss of revenue through customs. He also questioned the affordability of brand new cars for the average Ghanaian and suggested that the government had not properly analyzed the impact of the ban.
Agyapong, who is the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, is set to relinquish his seat at the expiration of his current term. He is considered a frontrunner in the NPP’s presidential flagbearership race, along with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and former Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen