Ken Ohene Agyapong, a hopeful candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer position, has stated that the country needs to implement deliberate policies to boost local businesses.
He said that currently, foreigners have taken over the key sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
He said that Ghanaians play secondary roles in their own country, while foreigners control the mining, oil and gas, housing, and retail sectors.
He also said that foreign businesses receive more preferential treatment than Ghanaian-owned businesses in the public sector.
He said that to change this situation, there must be a focused leadership that believes in the “Ghana First Agenda (GFA)”.
He said that the “Ghana First Agenda” is more urgent now than ever, as Ghana’s development has been lagging behind due to lack of patriotism, greed, and selfishness.
He said that a Ghana First Agenda does not mean mistreating foreigners, but rather putting Ghana’s interest above any other interests.
He said that he has shown his love for Ghana over the years and will ensure that Ghana’s interests always come first ahead of any foreign or individual interests.