General News of Thu, 21 Feb 201924
NPP financiers in Kumasi disappointed in party - Kennedy Agyapong
Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has disclosed that aside from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) sidelining its members, its financiers in the Ashanti Region have been abandoned, feel angry and disappointed, MyNewsGh.com reports.
According to him, persons who never contributed to the fortunes of the party are rather those enjoying the juicy contracts while those who financed the campaigns are licking their wounds in misery.
“On Sunday when you go to the Ridge Park you will see the Ashanti businessmen and the support….they are a couple of them, they all supported the NPP but the current government has given them nothing but you still give contracts to Kofi Job. God punish people who took Kofi Job to the President”, he disclosed on Kumasi-based Ashh FM in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
He disclosed that the NDC found ways of building its businessmen with contracts and resources but that is not the case under the current dispensation bemoaning the fact his own party members continue to deal with such persons to the neglect of its struggling members.
“Today NPP we can’t create contractors…. is that what they want to tell me? NDC can give you as high as 60% mobilization to start work which means they have financed the project for you…the cost of the project has been financed. They have given you the money so next time you are going to do work you use government money to execute it and awaiting your profit…why can’t NPP do that if NDC did that to promote their businessmen. Today about 80% of the rich men in the country ate NDC even under our watch they are the very people we are dealing with. So when our supporters sit back, they ask what is happening. When I sit back and see NPP persons complaining I feel scared and guilty”, he disclosed.
He warned the party to be cautious about how it is sidelining its members and going about things indicating it is a recipe for defeat though he admitted the party has performed creditably well in terms of interventions.
“We have done well more than the NDC. You cannot compare the NPP to NDC. We seem to be more socialist than the so-called socialists' party the NDC. President, Ministers and other appointees must not neglect the grassroots”, he advised.