Former broadcaster Kojo Frempong has announced his intention to contest the New Patriotic Party parliamentary primaries in Wenchi.
The constituency is located in the Bono Region and the seat is currently occupied by the NPP’s Prof George Yaw Gyan-Baffour who has held the position since 2005.
In an interview with state publisher, Graphic, Mr Frempong confirmed his decision to run for the position of MP, saying “definitely, I am of the firm belief that we can rethink Wenchi. These days, Wenchi is not the town it used to be.”
He added: “Some 25 years ago, Techiman, Kintampo and Tain were all under Wenchi. Fast forward to today, Techiman has outstripped Wenchi in every known economic and social metric. I have been telling delegates that we can re-engineer Wenchi to create new opportunities for the people and to represent them in a way that will create a new dawn of development and hope for the people.”
He also expressed optimism about increasing the vote tally of the NPP and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Thankfully, the delegates agree with me and we are poised to pick forms in order to deliver our stated agenda,” he said.
He said in the coming days, he will outline his vision for the constituency with an official launch of his campaign.
Kojo Frempong has a long association with radio and television in Ghana, having worked for Skyy Power FM in Takoradi, Joy FM, TV3 and Viasat 1 TV.
His last job in television was at TV Africa where he was the Chief Operations Officer and host of the Ghana Tonight Show, a political analysis programme.
He won awards as both a sports journalist and lifestyle presenter and was named the best TV show Host in 2014 and 2015 at the Radio and Television Awards.
In May last year, he graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He currently works at the Ministry of Business Development.