Kennedy Ohene Agyapong is one of the most prominent politicians in the Ghanaian nation. He is a Member of Parliament for Assin Central and was reelected in 2016 after he was elected for the first time in 2012. He was elected for the very first time as a member of parliament in 2000 to represent the people of Assin North. He is currently affiliated to a political party known as New Patriotic Party. He is mostly famous because he has dominated in the Assin region after becoming the Member of Parliament for the North side then went on to become the Member of Parliament for the Central side. What do you know about Kennedy Agyapong biography?
He has been active politically for the last eighteen years and had been the Member of Parliament for Assin North region for an impressive twelve years. Below is comprehensive information about Kennedy Agyapong.
Kennedy Agyapong profile
- Born: 16th June 1960
- Age: 58
- Origin: Assin Dompim, Central Region, Ghana
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Politician
- Famous for: Politics
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- Twitter: Hon Kennedy Agyapong
- Instagram: agyapongohenekennedy
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong family
Kennedy was born in the year 1960 on the sixteenth of June. He was born in the Central Region of Ghana in Assin Dompim.Kennedy’s parents got him in the year 1960 and their names are Francis Ohene Kofi Agyapong and Mrs. Mary Nsiah (nee Babai). Both of his parents are dead but he also has other siblings that have attended their funerals and grew up together along the years. The grandparents to Kennedy and his other siblings are the late Opanyin Akwasi Agyapong and Obaapanyin Akosua Foriwaa. Apart from the parents and grand parents, he also has siblings. One of his renowned siblings is Betty Agyapong who was reportedly involved in a case of drug dealing which saw either the sister or her husband jailed for dealing with cocaine in Thailand.
He is married to one Stella Wilson Agyapong and has fourteen children with his first being a Jamaican. Kennedy Agyapong wife has always been supportive. However, he was in a relationship with the late Stacy Offei Darko who was also his baby mama; she sired only one child for him. Some of the most renowned children he has or rather are known to the general public are Amanda Agyapong and Ken Takyi Agyapong. It was also confirmed by the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, that she has two children with the politician. In spite of this information, it is believed that the politician has had affairs with many other women and as a result, has had other children with them. Some of the women have or have failed to confirm these rumors but Kennedy openly agreed to having many children.
There are no known cases of divorce with Mr. Kennedy but there are quite a number of claims about him having affairs all around with the likes of women such as Delay, who previously referred herself as deejay Poison. He is also claimed to have had a rapport with Silver Lady, who is a radio presenter. He is also claimed to have been in a secret relationship with Ruby Nayele Ametefeh and this claim was even stronger after a scandal in the UK where she was involved. In fact, it is even rumored that they have children together, but neither of the two has confirmed this.
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Kennedy Agyapong education
Kennedy began schooling as he was trying to catch up with most of his age mates at the age of sixteen when he joined form one while he was in year eleven. This was during his studies in Adisadel College in the year 1976. he further advanced his studies but could not proceed on to the sixth form due to the simple fact that he had instilled fear amongst the very teachers that were supposed to teach him. Nonetheless, this never stopped him from pursuing his education, as he later joined Winneba Secondary School after leaving Adisadel College then qualified to join Fordham University later on. He has so far been awarded three times by the Adisadel College during the school’s 100th anniversary and the institution is proud to have been associated with this prolific individual. He has a General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ level which he got in the year 1983 before proceeding to the United States of America to pursue his education in Fordham University. After achieving all these, he started working at the Assin Farms where he became the Managing Director. He also worked at the Super Care Group of Companies and the Hollywood Shopping Center. He is the representative of the people of Assin Central constituency as their Member of Parliament.
Kennedy Agyapong career
Kennedy came to the limelight of politics in the year 2000 when he campaigned for the Member of Parliament of the Assin North constituency and won. He was loved by the people of the Assin North constituency that they put him in office until the year 2013. he was preceded by Florence Kumi and was succeeded by Samuel Ambre. He quickly raised his brows due to his track record and campaigned for the Member of Parliament for the Assin Central constituency where he also was voted in the year 2013. he assumed office back in 2013 on the 7th of January. He is still the current Member of Parliament for this constituency and is a favorite among the members of this constituency.
He is a politician and is considered as one of the richest people in Ghana. Apart from being a politician, he is also a businessman; he is the Member of Parliament in charge of Assin Central. He began his career in 2000 as the Member of Parliament for Assin North and retained his seat for this area twice in 2004 and 2008. He became the new Member of Parliament for Assin Central in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016.
However, in the year 2008, he had a bid to become the flag bearer of his party, New Patriotic Party, as president, but failed. In fact, he lost out during the first round; he then saw the then chosen party flag bearer lose the elections. While in opposition, he kept the then government at checks and balances by constantly calling them out on various matters. Due to his aggressive nature, he was detained as an order from the president after voicing out his concerns to various media platforms. This action brought some unrest to the political scene of Ghana under the rule of John Evans Atta-Mills. Currently, he is the chair of the Communication Committee in Parliament. He is in this position under the rule of the current President, Nana Akufo-Addo. He is strongly against corruption in the country and is head over heels for the arrest of the former president’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama. He claims that the corrupt activities that Ibrahim was engaged in had led to the state losing a lot of money and should be jailed. In fact, he has even vowed to commit suicide if Ibrahim is not jailed for his actions. This claims brought about media attention and there were investigations done about this matter that saw Kennedy gain a heap of praises from quite a number of the Ghanaian citizens.
He has also suffered criticism from the general public and human rights activist after accusing the Electoral Commissioner of Ghana of trading sex for her position. He was also cross examined for contempt of Parliament after a heated scandal of him threatening one of the famous journalists in Ghana named Anas. There have also been calls for an investigation to be held about how he acquired his wealth. This was after he acquired an eight million cedi Rolls Royce and is also believed to have a private jet. The Customs Excise and Preventive Service has been strongly vouched to look into his wealth. He is believed to be one of the richest people in the Ghanaian nation. To be precise, he is even rumored to be among the top ten richest people in Ghana which is why most people look into him.
Kennedy is also among the first Ghanaians to own a private jet. Kennedy Agyapong private jet was acquired at age 55.
Kennedy Agyapong quotes
Here are some of the best quotes from Kennedy that anyone can learn from;
Success is how well you place yourself in society to affect other people’s lives
This quote refers to success as the impact that an individual makes to people round him/her. success does not just come but it is worked for and this serves as an encouragement to the youths and also older people.
When God tells a man to have faith, he tells him to get rich
Kennedy is a believer in God and he has quoted some verses from the bible before, he believes that for an individual to get rich he has to have faith because the rich are confident and they have a special kind of courage to invest and do more.
Sometimes you got to fight when you are man
This quote is Kennedy’s definition of hard work. Kennedy took his early life very seriously, endured many challenges during his school life but all in all, he still managed to make out through.
It is never too late to be who you want to be, start now.
Throughout his education life, Kennedy never gave up on his education and his dreams. He worked hard and surely he made it. He is one of the most important personalities in Ghana because he surely believed in himself and he did not let anything bring him down.
The end justifies the means
Throughout his life, he had many challenges, however because of his hard work, he has achieved a lot. He deserves what he has right now because he surely toiled hard for it.
Be inspired by the optimistic mindset of Kennedy and you will surely get where you are supposed to be.
Source: Yen Newspaper