President Akufo-Addo has announced the Minister of Trade and Industries, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen as well as the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto as contenders for the next flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as his tenure comes to an end.
The President did the announcement at the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene, on Friday, October 1, 2021 as part of his tour in the Ashanti Region.
“Nana let me introduce my team,” he started. “This is your grandson Dr Afriyie Akoto, my Agric Minister who wants to become the president.”
Sitting next to the Agric Minister was Mr Kyerematen as introduced by the President.
“Nana, this is Alan Kyeremanten, he has been vying for my seat for a very long time, a very workaholic minister,” he chuckled amidst loud noise from the crowd gathered at Manhyia.