New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer candidate Kennedy Agyapong has outlined his commitment to leveraging the potential of tourism, and the automobile industries to rejuvenate the Ashanti Region’s economy if he assumes the presidency of Ghana.
The Assin Central lawmaker firmly believes that significant investments in these sectors have the capacity to generate employment opportunities, particularly addressing the challenges faced by unemployed youth in the region.
“We can build a ceramic factory in the Ashanti Region and the first ceramic factory would be built at the former KBL land. We don’t need to go and buy ceramic tiles from China when research has shown that the vast land from the Central region to the Adansi area can do the trick. There will also be a collaboration between the Suame Magazine, and the School of Engineering at the KNUST and we will build a tractor assembling plant in Ashanti Region”, Ken Agyapong said.
“Nobody talks about the rich Ashanti heritage. I am going to promote Ashanti culture with museums, parks and entertainment centres…I am going to expand Lake Bosomtwe to about three-kilometre stretch and mount boats, affordable hotels for people to come and see”, he said.
Hon Kennedy Agyapong made these remarks during an extensive street walk in Kumasi on Saturday (30 September). He passionately appealed to party loyalists to rally behind him with massive support to ensure the party’s continued governance and to translate this vision of economic revival into reality.
“I am a man with vision, I am coming for you and that is why I have rejected offers to step down to become Bawumia’s running mate”, he alleged adding: “Your vote is your power. Vote for Ken Agyapong and I know God will speak on November 4.”
The lawmaker is facing the Vice President Dr Bawumia, former Mampong MP Addai-Nimoh and Dr Akoto Afriyie, the former Agric Minister ahead of the race.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH