Kennedy Agyapong, a flagbearer hopeful in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has stated his intention to resign from his position as the board chairman of Ghana Gas if he doesn’t secure the NPP leadership in the November 4, 2023 primaries.
This decision is driven by his desire to address misconceptions surrounding his role and compensation in this role.
Agyapong clarified that he receives a payment of GH¢2,600 for each board meeting he attends, and these meetings occur at irregular intervals
“Sometimes three months we haven’t even gone for a meeting. Funny enough, I didn’t even know how much I take, so when those conversations started, I went to ask the secretary, and I was told I take GH¢2,600,” he said.
He also mentioned that he has discussed his resignation with some board members, including the Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), but some members have been reluctant to accept his resignation due to his positive contributions to the organization.
“I have told the board members, several times that I just want to resign. Even last week I was discussing it with NAPO, the minister, that I wanted to resign and go, but the board was even begging me not to leave. NAPO was advising me that I shouldn’t leave.
“Go and sample opinions from the workers from Ghana Gas, changes that I have brought, investments that they have made. I have that leadership quality you can’t take it from me,” he added.
He continued “If lose, I will stop, whoever will talk I won’t listen, I will leave, they have created the impression that there is money they to be looted.”