Born on 16th June 1960 in Assin Dompim in the Central Region of Ghana, Kennedy Agyapong is a Ghanaian businessman and parliamentary representative of Assin Central for the New Patriotic Party.
The astute politician has since 2000 retained parliamentary seats. In 2000, he won and retained till 2008 for the Assin North seat.
In 2012, he was elected in the new seat of Assin Central and was re-elected in 2016. He also retained his seat in the 2020 general elections.
He is currently the Chairman of the Parliament’s Defense and Interior Committee.
The controversial Politician had his basic level in Dompin and had his secondary education at Adisadel College in the Central Region.
Kennedy Agyapong holds a GCE A Level and studied in the Fordham University, New York, USA.
Wives (Marital Issues), Kids and Family
Even though the renowned is the father of 22 children, he is believed to have wedded only two ie. Stella and Christiana out of the many baby mamas.
The joining of the New Patriotic Party has been more of a blessing to the party.
He has been of the key financiers of the party. His intellectual property and intelligence have led to the most win of the sitting president, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
Kennedy Agyapong chairs the Communication Committee in Parliament, under the current presidency.
He also contributed immensely to the victory of most NPP parliamentary candidates- such as K.T Hammond and many more.
Kennedy Agyapong still remains one of the politicians who have never lost election.
He is a farmer and businessman, director of Assin Farms, Supercare Group of Companies and Hollywood Shopping Centre.
He recently announced his intentions to set up one of the biggest cold stores in West Africa.
Issues With Anas Aremeyaw Anas
In 2018, the owner of Net 2 TV said that the anti-corruption investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas should be stopped before he started investigating people in their “bedrooms whilst asleep” because his practice methods were ‘unfair’.
He made this assertions following the arrest of Ghana Football Association’s president, Kwasi Nyantakyi over an exposè released by Anas.
He has repeatedly threatened Anas and was condemned internationally by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders.
Speaking on a live radio program on Adom FM on 4 June 2018, he called Anas “a blackmailer, an extortionist”, mimed his throat being cut and said he should be “hanged.”
He also called for a “retribution” against Anas’ fellow reporter, Ahmed Hussein-Suale who was subsequently assassinated saying “If he comes here, beat him… Whatever happens, I’ll pay.”
What is Kennedy Agyapong worth?
His wealth which sparked calls for an investigation from the Customs Excise and Preventive Service is believed to be $20,000,000.
He owns business across the country and alleged to be a owner of a private jet.
He is also believed to be the first Ghanaian individual to own an $8 million Rolls Royce.