- Kennedy Agyapong has warned NPP executives not to remain quite over certain issues going on in the party
- He says executives should try and find employment for the party's youth or forget about being re-elected
- He says party members in government should not be allowed to "enjoy" privileges by alone
Maverick New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has urged party executives not to seek re-election if they can't find jobs for the party's many young members.
Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) for the Assin Central constituency, in reference to the party's looming congress warned party executives to be more vocal and speak out against what he sees as a great disservice to the party's youth.
According to Hon. Agyapong, party executives must push party members who occupy government positions to provide more jobs for the party's youths who - according to him - had worked hard to propel the party into political power in last year's December polls. He said that top NPP officials should not be allowed to "enjoy" privileges that come with their governmental position alone while so many struggled.
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"They go and arrest cars belonging to the state and they take monies from those who are in the possession of the cars and leave them to go free," he said.
He highlighted the case of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Limited, where he says top NPP officials have created 800 companies in order to do business with the government controlled business entity. All while many scramble to acquire contracts in other sectors.
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Known as one who's not used to shy away from a little controversy, Hon. Agyapong has previously campaigned against NPP officials' re-elections and warned to do so again if they remained quiet over situations he feels may end up hurting the current administration's chances of re-election.
"I’m warning you if you don’t speak up, then nobody should seek re-election. This is the condition we should give our national executives to ensure that those in authority help our party youth to get jobs and do businesses. If it remains one sided, then take if from me, none of the executives will retain their position."
“We want people who will stand for the party and challenge the executive that what is going on will destroy the party…I’m ready to die for Ghana and NPP,” he said.
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