NPP flagbearership: Kwabena Agyepong launches campaign

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Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, a presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has unveiled his “The New Dawn” campaign, which outlines a six-point plan to address the nation’s economic issues.

At a vibrant and well-attended event held yesterday at Silicon House Production Studios in Tesano, Accra, Mr. Agyepong declared that forming a lean government would be his top goal if given the chance to serve as the NPP’s presidential candidate following the 2024 election. NPP

“In this New Dawn, I envision a Ghana that is economically robust and resilient, fiscally responsible, socially cohesive, and fully accountable to the good people,” he said as he described his plan.

In addition to ensuring a lean government, they enforce law and order, impose discipline, and ensure that rules and regulations are followed. They also reduce waste in the public sector, reinstate meritocracy and professionalism in the civil and public services, revitalize and renew urban areas, and protect intellectual property in the entertainment and sports industries. NPP


Several NPP leaders, including Kwame Pianim, an economist who served as the event’s chair, were present.

The ceremony was attended by the candidate’s wife, Dr. Lawrencia Agyepong, a media and communication lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) Campus of the University of Media Arts and Communication (UniMAC).

Yaw Baning-Darko, a former member of parliament for Atiwa, Akwasi Osei-Adjei, a former foreign minister, and other officials from the Ghana Institution of Engineering were also there.

On this occasion, Mr. Agyepong launched his personal website,

The crowd watched a documentary that highlighted his political accomplishments.


The presidential candidate, who is also a former general secretary of the NPP, indicated that the government would be shrunk in order to make sure that it operated effectively and efficiently in order to meet Ghanaians’ hopes and desires.

“The Ministries will be reconfigured to align with the constitutional Cap of 19 Cabinet ministers to be assisted by an equal number of deputies in addition to the 16 in the regions, making up a team of 54,” he stressed.

To ensure that the strategy worked perfectly, Mr. Agyepong said stakeholder consultations would be undertaken to introduce an upper limit of nine Judges to serve on the Supreme Court (SC) and possibly remove the retirement age of 70 years to allow SC judges to serve until they were unable to perform their functions.

On enforcement of law, order, and discipline, he announced a zero-tolerance policy anchored on a “drastic penalty regime coupled with a strong political will to punish those who tinker with the public treasury”.

He pointed out that the law ought to fight against corruption and defend property and individual rights.

Regarding waste in the public sector, Mr. Agyepong expressed his determination to make sure that public procurement was cost-effective.

He promised to considerably lessen “unbridled politicization and interference to restore meritocracy and professionalism”.

In order to develop more livable cities and human settlements where the fulfillment of fundamental necessities did not become an immovable fantasy, the presidential candidate claimed that the current urban ecology was dysfunctional.


Regarding entertainment and sports, he noted that “Ghana cannot be the jack of all sports and master of none.” However, “my passion for sports is public knowledge.”

He explained that he would pursue the subject of copyright and intellectual property protection in the creative arts sector.

Changing narrative

Before asking whether “Ghanaians have lived the dream of showcasing that we are capable of managing our own affairs?,” the candidate had taken the audience through Ghana’s history from the time of independence to the present.

Are we content with our current situation when we look back?

Mr. Agyepong expressed regret over the nation’s worrying conditions, which included poor sanitization, galamsey, high unemployment, poor city planning that led to a chaotic explosion of slum settlements, declining educational standards, dangerous healthcare, undernutrition, land conflicts, and more.

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