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29.01.2009 Politics

Strive to fulfill fuel price cut promise

By gna

A top clergyman of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Most Reverend Dr Godfred Zomelo has called on President John Evans Atta Mills to strive to fulfill his fuel price cut promise he gave to the nation during his first 100 days of his administration.

He said the reduction of the fuel price would not only serve as an answer to the promise, but would go along way to put more money into the pockets of workers.

Most Rev Dr Zomelo was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Winneba on Wednesday.

He explained that from all indications, there is no way the just-inaugurated National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration could come out with any meaningful salary structure for the workers as early as expected by workers.

The clergyman said therefore there was the need to give a more serious thought to the fuel price reduction so that it could force the price of commodities down a bit and also meet travelling and transport expenditure of workers in the cities and urban towns who are facing economic problems.

The move would also help cut the huge freight charges which transport operators inflict on traders who cart staple foodstuffs from the hinterland to the urban towns and the big cities, he added.

Most Rev. Dr. Zomelo praised President Atta Mills for giving due considerations to the appointment of women to ministerial and other key positions and expressed the hope that, the move would inspire the appointees to give of their best to supplement the efforts of the government at improving the lot of the people.

He advised all Ghanaians, irrespective of their political, ethnic and religious affiliation to forget the past and come together to forge ahead the developmental issues confronting the nation.

Most Rev Dr Zomelo said the destiny of the nation needed collective spirit and zeal to reshape the socio-economic structures of previous governments for the benefit of the present and future generations.

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