Outspoken MP for Assin-Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has asked workers across the country to hoot at the Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC,) Kofi Asamoah for calling for a nationwide demonstration against the government.
Speaking on Adom FM/Asempa FM’s Burning Issues with Afia Pokua, Ken Agyapong said the TUC boss has no moral right to lead a nationwide demonstration.
The TUC is due to hold a nationwide demonstration on Thursday, July 24, 2014, against general economic hardship, characterized by the current hikes in petroleum prices, the fall of the Ghana cedi against major trading currencies and high cost of living.
But Ken Agyapong said Kofi Asamoah is a corrupt person and does not have proper standing and integrity to lead a demonstration.
He said the TUC Boss was a member of the SSNIT Board, which signed the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz, and he must rather apologize to Ghanaians.
“Kofi Asamoah is part of the problems in the country and must be beaten by workers when he appears at the demonstration grounds,” he said.
He described Kofi Asamoah as a disgrace to Ghanaian workers, saying “he has been at the forefront of most corrupt practices in the country.”
Ken Agyapong is therefore calling on workers to boycott the demonstration in protest against Kofi Asamoah.
“Workers should not take Kofi Asamoah serious. He is selfish, corrupt and has not got the welfare of workers in the country at heart. He is in bed with the government and thinks he can fool Ghanaians,” Agyapong alleged.
He described Kofi Asamoah as a “hypocrite” and an “intellectually dishonest person” who has sold his conscience.
But Kofi Asamoah said Ken Agyapong has no basis for making those allegations, so he is not ready to debate him.
He said Ken Agyapong’s allegations are mischievous because “I am not the only SSNIT Board member and the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz has been explained by the board so I don’t know why Ken Agyapong wants to put it on me.”
The TUC Boss accused Ken Agyapong of trying to divide the front of the TUC with his baseless accusations, saying “TUC is bigger than me and I advise members of the union to ignore him.”