Kennedy Ohene Agyapong is a Ghanaian politician and businessman who represents Assin Central in parliament for the New Patriotic Party.
He retained his seat in 2004 and 2008 parliamentary elections.
In 2012 he was elected in the new seat of Assin Central and was re-elected in 2016.
Let’s take a look at his biography below.
Kennedy Agyapong Parents
He was born to the late Francis Ohene Kofi Agyapong who was one of three prominent Ghanaian judges during the early years of Ghana’s Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), and Mrs. Mary Nsiah at Assin Dompim in the Central Region of Ghana.
Kennedy Agyapong Age
He was born on the 16th of June, 1960 in Assin Dompim in the Central Region of Ghana. As of the year 2020, he is 60 years of age.
Kennedy Agyapong Early Life and Education
Ohene Agyapong was born in Assin Dompim in the Central Region of Ghana.
He had his secondary education at Adisadel College in the Central Region.
Agyapong holds a GCE A-Level and studied at Fordham University, New York, USA.
He is a farmer and businessman, director of Assin Farms, Supercare Group of Companies, and Hollywood Shopping Centre. He is married blessed with 22 children.
Kennedy Agyapong Personal
Kennedy Agyapong is Married to Stella Wilson Agyapong and has two children with her.
It is, however, believed that he allegedly has 22 children.
Kennedy Agyapong Businesses and Investments
He owns a number of companies which includes; Oman F.M, Ash F.M, Net 2 TV, Super Care Company Limited (Air Conditioners Dealer), Mina D’oro Ventures, M/S Imperial World Business Limited, Gold Coin Communication.
His source of wealth has been widely questioned by most people in Ghana including his peers.
On a number of occasions he has been accused of being a drug lord, however, with no concrete evidence against him, all the charges are nothing but mere rumors.
Kennedy Agyapong Politics And Controversy
In 2008, Agyapong had an unsuccessful bid to be Presidential flag-bearer of his affiliated party, the New Patriotic Party, losing out in the first round.
The party’s elected flag-bearer, however, lost the election.
In opposition, he criticized heavily the then National Democratic Congress government on various media platforms and found himself detained by presidential order of John Evans Atta-Mills, an occasion which sparked unrest on the political scene of Ghana.
He had made comments which the then head of state found threatening.
Many have pointed out that his comments on that occasion only pointed out the injustices to which members of the opposition party, particularly market women, were subjected in parts of Accra when they turn out and tried to vote within certain constituencies.
Agyapong has vowed to commit suicide if former President John Mahama’s brother, Ibrahim, is not jailed by the Akufo-Addo government for some corrupt activities which, according to Agyapong, have led to the state losing money.
One example he claimed, was the defaulting of payment of taxes by Ibrahim Mahama for more than a year period when his brother was President of the Republic of Ghana.
Agyapong’s personal campaign on the issue to bring it to media attention led to the investigation of Ibrahim Mahama and subsequent agreement of Ibrahim Mahama to pay the said taxes. This action earned Kennedy Agyapong praises from a wide section of Ghanaians.
Agyapong’s indirect attack on the Electoral Commissioner of Ghana Charlotte Osei for, he alleged, trading sex for her position as the Electoral Commissioner (EC) boss brought upon him criticisms from various leaders including Queen mothers and human rights activists as well as other members of parliament.
In 2018, following the arrest of Ghana Football Association president Kwasi Nyantakyi, he said that anti-corruption investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas should be stopped before he started investigating people in their “bedrooms whilst asleep”.
He has repeatedly threatened Anas and was condemned internationally by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders he stated that Anas’ methods were ‘unfair’.
Speaking live 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 “retribution” against Anas’ fellow reporter, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, saying “If he comes here, beat him… Whatever happens, I’ll pay.” Hussein-Suale was later killed by unknown assailants.
On Wednesday, March 25, Kennedy Agyapong was hosted on his Net2 TV station where he sought to expose the fake nature of Pastor Obinim, the founder of the International Godsway Church.
The expose saw the likes of popular celebrities such as Pamela Odame and Benedicta Gafah being implicated.