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General News of Friday, 21 February 2020


Trade Fair demolition: 'They’re abusing powers; it’s you today, it’s me tomorrow' – Ken Agyapong

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong

Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, has said Sunday's dawn demolition exercise at the Ghana Trade Fair site which affected Raymond Archer’s US$10-million printing press was needless.

Mr Archer’s firm and over 20 others were bulldozed to pave the way for a redevelopment project.

Speaking to Benjamin Akakpo on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Thursday, 20 February 2020 at the foyer of Parliament just before the President presented his State of the Nation Address, Mr Agyapong said: “I disagree with Trade Fair”, adding: “My brother, it’s you today, it’s me tomorrow”.

According to him, “Whether you are NDC, NPP, you are Ghanaian”, even if Mr Archer created just two jobs for others.

“What I expected them to do is that: if even there was a court order to demolish, allow the person to take his properties from it”.

“My brother, they are abusing powers, they don’t know that tomorrow you’ll need Raymond Archer, too.

“He’s a Ghanaian and I’m proud of him doing business, I don’t do politics with these kinds of things, so, I think they were too harsh,” Mr Agyapong condemned.

He said: “Anybody who suffered that fate, I personally believe that they should have given them the opportunity to take their things out of the place”, noting: “My brother, it is not very easy to raise capital to do business, so, when you see a friend doing business and you think he has a political affiliation, tomorrow is waiting for you”.