Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ documentary suggests the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong was given control of the Ministry of Transport as a reward.
This is because of the controversial MP’s campaign contributions to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, all but says, in the expose, that Kennedy Agyapong pulls strings at the ministry.
Kwesi Nyantakyi is also heard telling undercover reporters that the Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, was the Assin Central MP’s pick.
“The guy who is there [at the Transport Ministry], Asiamah; that is his [Kennedy Agyapong’s] small boy,” Kwesi Nyantakyi said.
According to him, this was based on information from the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Anthony Karbo.
“So, he [Karbo] mentioned that they wanted to make him [Kennedy Agyapong] a minister because of the contribution he made to the campaign. [Kennedy Agyapong] says he cannot be a minister because he is not a disciplined person to be a minister.But they [the government] gave him a ministry. They created a ministry and gave it to him and he nominated somebody as the minister. Yes, Ministry of Transport.”
Kennedy Agyapong’s influence also compelled Kwesi Nyantakyi to list him as one of the people investors need to pay off to dominate Ghana.
In the documentary expose, the GFA Boss is seen telling undercover reporters that Kennedy Agyapong was a loose cannon and a stumbling block to their ambitions.
“There is a man called Kennedy Agyapong. He is an MP. He is one of the biggest financiers of the NPP. He is very loud. He owns OMAN FM and NET2 TV. He is criticising the government, his own government, yes. He wants to control everything.”