A presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong, has pledged to scrap the numerous taxes on hotels in Ghana to reduce the high costs of operations in the hotel and hospitality sectors within the local tourism industry.
Hon. Ken Agyapong said these nuisance taxes were detrimental to the growth of the tourism sector and stressed his vision to improve, develop and expand the tourism potential of the country.
Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong made these remarks in Virginia during his recent Showdown Tour of the United States of America.
The tour was to enable the Assin Central MP to reach out to the diaspora community with his campaign message as he bids for the presidential candidacy of the NPP for the general elections in 2024.
The tour took him to the East Coast states, including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
Addressing his Virginia audience, Hon. Agyapong reiterated his vision for the nation, especially in the area of agriculture, and his intended policies for the sector.
The Assin Central legislator used the occasion to decry the high cost of hotels in Ghana, which he said was inhibiting the growth of the tourism sector and pledged to scrap its numerous taxes.
Hon. Ken Agyapong said the NPP needs a pragmatic leader and debunked claims that he is not presidential material. He underscored again the values of Patriotism, Honesty and Discipline, restating them as his pillars of governance should he become president.
The affable philanthropist appealed to Ghanaians in the US to conscientize their relations and friends in Ghana who are delegates to vote for him to win the race to lead the party to become president, as he has brilliant and innovative ideas and policies to govern the nation.