Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a Ghanaian businessman and Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has claimed that his companies have operated smoothly under various governments until Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took office.
According to Agyapong, the Ghana Revenue Authority and certain individuals have targeted his businesses, harassing him and making it difficult for him to operate.
Agyapong described this behavior as “intimidation,” stating that he will not submit to any efforts to “destroy” his business.
In a recent interview on Sompa TV, the well-known politician, who has aspirations for Ghana’s presidency, expressed his disappointment and noted that his business was not targeted during the terms of previous presidents, such as Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, John Atta Mills, and John Dramani Mahama.
“I was informed that people from the Ghana Revenue Authority had stormed my place to check the number of fish I sell in a day.
“Let me state it clearly that I can’t be threatened. They can not use the system to intimidate because it won’t work. It’s so sad for me to make this statement, when Rawlings was in office I opened businesses, same as president Kufour, Atta Mills and then in Mahama’s era. I never went through any of these harassments. I am sad, I have to tell you the truth, I have never gone through harassment and intimidation as under Akufo-Addo…this is the frustration am going through to set up businesses for Ghanaians. Business owners can testify to what am saying,” he lamented.
Kennedy Agyapong, who is vying for Ghana’s presidency in December 2024, recently made a public statement declaring that he will not engage in “family and friends” politics if elected.
According to Agyapong, he plans to run a transparent and merit-based government that will focus solely on the development of Ghana and its citizens.
“I have been a Member of Parliament for 6 consecutive terms…I hear people say my children are many and so they will take over positions. When am president, they will rather work for me. I have a lot of businesses for them to work in,” he added.
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