July 13, 2024
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I Fought For Hawa Koomson To Get A Ministerial Appointment From Akufo Addo– Ken Agyapong

A flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has responded to the recent criticism made against him by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson.

According to him, he played a significant role in Hawa Koomson’s nomination in 2017 for the position of Minister for Special Initiatives.

Speaking in an interview on Kastle FM over the weekend, Kennedy Agyapong claimed that he and Chairman Kutin were instrumental in orchestrating about 90 percent of ministerial appointments in the Central region.

“He had finished sharing the positions already, and Hawa didn’t get some… to be honest with you, we were fighting for Alex Markin, but he had issues. They alleged some infractions with Agric bank, so President Akufo-Addo didn’t want to hear his name. So, the most senior was Hawa, and that’s how Hawa Koomson got her ministerial position.

“The last time I met the president and asked him, ‘Wasn’t I the one who came to you and fought for Hawa Koomson to create a Special initiative for her? So, she should go and ask.’ I challenge all the ministers in this region who got their ministerial positions without my influence, I am challenging all of them,” he said.

Mr Agypong added, “Your choice is your choice, so long as you don’t go out to insult me like what Hawa Koomson has done but for me, I am just quiet and looking at her, today I want to tell her that if she likes, the two of us should go to Akufo-Addo’s house and ask him how she got her ministerial position …how they created special initiative for her.”

He further stated, “Hawa Koomson, who is now saying all sorts of things about me, should go and ask President Akufo-Addo and Chairman Butey. I challenge every politician in the Central region if anyone can match up my contribution to the region.”

The NPP is expected to hold its national delegates conference on November 4 to elect its flagbearer for the 2024 general elections.

The party is currently in a four-horse race, with Kennedy Agyapong, Dr. Bawumia, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh being the main contenders.

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