Tough-talking MP for Assin-North, Kennedy Agyapong has warned politicians in the country to be wary of the things they say and do.
He believes Ghana could return to military rule if politicians especially those in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) do not stop deceiving the masses because according to him “politicians are beginning to fail Ghanaians.”
A worried Kennedy Agyapong who was speaking at a ceremony to present certificates to 29 youths he sponsored to acquire computer education, wondered why some politicians had shirked their responsibility towards the very people whose interests they claim to serve.
“NPP, NDC we are failing Ghanaians. If we don’t take time, there will be a second Rawlings,” he said. This, the MP believes is due to the fact that “we have failed to speak the truth.”
“What seems to be affecting us as a people in this country is the politicians especially the NDC and the NPP and for that matter if we are not careful of the examples we are giving to our children, there could be yet another military takeover. This is my prediction to politicians,” he said.
“If you look at what is going in this country and because of the little that somebody wants to get, we can’t speak the truth and to help the poor ones among us, it is quite disheartening. If we are not careful, there will be a second Rawlings in this country because what we the politicians tell the people before we come to power is different from what we do when we get the opportunity to govern the people,” he added.
“Nkrumah, J.B Danquah, Busia, Afrifa and Acheampong all fought hard so it’s left for me and you to fight our own battles,” he noted and asked rhetorically “what can you and I do to leave a legacy for the coming generation.”
He was of the strongest conviction that if there was anything that people like him and those in leadership positions could leave behind for the coming generation as a legacy, it must be nothing less than the truth.
“We hope that my stupid message will sink in so that I myself will change, others will change for a better Ghana in order not to give chance to the military again,” he said to loud applause from the gathering.
The MP, a business magnate, advised Ghanaian children to fight for their future because “at the time we were going to school in my hometown Assin Donpem, there was no electricity in the village. I was 16 years old before I started wearing shoes. If you see my feet, you will see that I am a typical villager,” he said.
Mr Agyapong said to the graduands, “I have struggled to get to where I am today” and asked them not to perceive him to have made it in life by chance. “I want to be like Bill Gates but I am taking it one by one, so it’s not like I can just get up and become him. I have to build on every opportunity that unveils itself.”
Source: Charles Takyi-Boadu
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