Controversial politician and businessman Kennedy Ohene Agyapong seems to have had enough of what he describes as pervasive corruption in the country and is afraid if something drastic is not done urgently to stem the tide, the country may be headed for a revolution, akin to the French Revolution.
According to the New patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency in the Central Region, the issue of corruption that plagues state agencies on a daily basis has become a very worrying phenomenon that must be dealt with urgently.
Contributing to a radio discussion on the recent issues that has bedeviled the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), Mr. Agyapong who had earlier called on the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to investigate all state agencies on whether they operated sundry accounts, said the issue of contaminated fuel at BOST was a deliberate creation of a cabal at the company whose main objective is to profit from it.
‘’If you look at the list of companies involved in the purchase and sale of this contaminated fuel, all of them were NPP companies and they deliberately did that. They deliberately contaminate the fuel and buy it at a very cheap price. People call me and say you have been blessed, why are you worrying yourself and I tell them, if you look at the French revolution, that was what happened. The rich exhibited a very high sense of indifference towards the poor and when the poor could no longer take it, they revolted and killed all the rich people’’ he argued.
He described those involved in such illegal practice of deliberately contaminating fuel for personal gain as nation wreckers who are milking the country dry and must be dealt with by the law.
Mr. Agyapong described as shameful, the situation where state agencies instead of declaring profits and paying dividends to government, rather tend to rely on government subvention to survive.
‘’This kind of attitude will not be tolerated in any country in the western world or even in Asia. In China all the state agencies pays dividends to the government and on a regular basis too. You dare not default. These are the monies they use to develop the economy and have become the biggest economy in the world. These are the same monies they to lend to us. Why can’t we get anything right in this country’’ he fumed.