Kwabena Agyapong to be appointed CEO of Petroleum Commission?


    Information circulating on social media indicate that the suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyapong is set to be offered an appointment in the Akufo-Addo government.

    The General Secretary who until his suspension was touted as one of the persons who has worked hard for the success of the NPP in the 4th Republic is said to have been appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Petroleum Commission.

    Kwabena Agyapong and Paul Afoko were suspended as Secretary and Chairman of the NPP respectively in 2015 for engaging in acts the party said were detrimental to its electoral fortunes.

    National Organiser, John Boadu and 1st Vice Chairman, Freddie Blay has been acting as the Secretary and Chairman since their suspension and led the party into a massive victory in the 2016 elections.

    There were reports that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo wanted to make trained engineer, Kwabena Agyapong a minister in his administration.

    This idea was said to have been blocked by party power brokers who insisted that Kwabena Agyapong should be left to wallow in political wilderness.

    However, the President and his Chief of Staff, Fremah Osei-Opare were open to the idea, but party hardliners were not keen on the prospect of Mr Agyapong working in the administration.

    A source at the presidency at the time said President Akufo-Addo received a humiliating rebuff from some of his appointees when he first told of his intention.

    “The president was taunted by his own appointees and party executives at the meeting when he made his intentions clear to them. Their reaction was unanimous. Others even forgot that they were talking to the president and shouted at him in outright rejection of his suggestion,” our source who pleaded for strict anonymity said.

    The president planned to appoint Mr Agyapong as Sports Minister, considering his depth of knowledge in the sector.

    Notable ministers who were present at the said meeting include Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Foreign Affairs Minister and Albert Kan-Dapaah Security Minister.

    GhanaNewsPage.Com understands that the President is still considering him as the head of the Petroleum Commission.

    Persons opposed to the idea, are however, said to have put up the story to generate opposition for the idea.

    We would keep readers updated on developments on this story.