Flashback: Time for a ‘long’ break from parliament – Kennedy Agyapong


At a time when the Privileges Committee of Parliament had found him guilty of contempt, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong announced that he feels tired of parliamentary duties and will soon take a bow from the house.

The MP speaking on Adom TV in February last year, said he would like to take the time to focus on his businesses. He added that he believes he has already contributed his bit to the development of his people.

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has revealed he is readying himself to take a long bow from parliament and concentrate on his business which fetches him a lot of cash.

He disclosed on Adom TV on Tuesday that there is so much pressure on him and it would be prudent to take such a decision readying himself for full-time retirement from active politics, MyNewsGh.com reports.

Asked by the host Omanheheme Kwabena Asante if he would aspire to be a Speaker of Parliament, Majority or Minority leader, he said “ No!. I want better work to go and do and relax and you are talking about being a speaker. Speaker they worry you every day…I am not ready”

Pushed to admit whether he would want to be a majority or minority leader in the house, he rebuffed “What do I want it for. Young man you want me to speak but I won’t say anything. I am doing my business and you say what? I have no interest in anything at all…business is my focus”, he revealed on the show.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand who has spent nineteen years in parliament, observed that he has done tremendously well in education within the constituency recounting how difficult it was getting people who could read and write when he first became MP.

According to him he made education a priority and build schools, awarded scholarships among other interventions which have all paid off to the extent the area can now boasts of hundreds of university graduates

“Upon assumption I realized education was low. Under Kufuor era we needed drivers with English and Mathematics we could only get one. I made it a priority and put up school buildings and scholarship because was difficult to get a university graduates but now you can see the number of schools and hospitals I have put up in the area as well hundreds of university graduates”, he boasted.

He, however, stated that it is time to take a bow though there is pressure on him to rescind the decision to contest in 2020.


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