April 6, 2023

An aspirant in the flagbearership race of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has said family planning would be on his front burner should he emerge victorious and become President of Ghana.

According to him there is population explosion in Ghana hence the need to get back to the drawing board and take a critical look at the family planning concept, “ especially the have-not in our society are the ones who give birth a lot, then the children become a burden to the society”.

In an interview, he emphasised the importance of having public education to enable us as a nation to reduce the family, as he pointed out that ideally having two, three or four children was okay, you can take good care of them.

Mr. Agyepong was of the view that, in the wake of population explosion we do not have commensurate number of jobs to match those in need of jobs especially in the rural communities; hence population explosion is one of his priorities.

He asserts that he has gone round the regions, and there is the need to spread development across the regions; citing example of Germany in cities like, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin and Dusseldorf where because of the spread of development it becomes difficult to see the difference and even know which one is the capital.

“That is how we should develop a country; all the developments we have in Accra and Kumasi, we should have in every region”, he emphasised.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com