Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the flagbearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that, if elected president of the Republic of Ghana, he would shift 60% of government operations to Ghana’s northern region.
The lawmaker explained the rationale behind this objective by pointing out that the northern part of Ghana has a large number of undeveloped assets that might be utilised to create jobs.
He claimed that this policy would also restrict the influx of northern immigrants into the southern region of the country since residents from the south would be forced to relocate to the north in quest of employment.
Kennedy Agyapong tweeted on his official Twitter page, “I’ll make sure that people from the south travel up there to look for work since there are a lot of undeveloped lands up there, and I’ll push roughly 60% of our nation’s enterprises up there.”
Kennedy Agyapong has been adamant that, if elected as the NPP’s flagbearer, he would use his many years of expertise as a successful businessman to create jobs for the youth and turn around the nation’s economic fortunes through job creation.
In advance of its National Congress on November 4, 2023, where more than 200,000 delegates will determine the party’s flagbearer to guide the party to the 2024 general election, the NPP is anticipated to host a special conference of 900 delegates to reduce the number of its presidential hopefuls from 9 to 5.
According to reports, the National Council was petitioned by nine of the ten prospective flagbearers to centralise the event on Saturday, August 26.