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09.07.2002 General News

"I'm not inciting people against gov't programmes" -MP

By GNA
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Gomoa Ankamu (Central Region) -- The Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe has called on her opponents not to take her criticism of the President's Special Cassava Initiative Project to mean inciting people against government policies and programmes.

Mrs Benyiwa-Doe said her position was that cassava production could not be used in Ghana as a new job avenue since it had been an age-old one of the nation. She told the Ghana News Agency at Gomoa Ankamu that it was unfortunate that she was being accused of inciting people to reject the President's Special Initiative Project.

She said the most interesting thing about the project was that the cassava sticks were supplied to farmers already on the job and not to the youth, who were roaming the streets and offices looking for job. "Where in lies the job creation?" she asked. Mrs Benyiwa-Doe said she would support the government on programmes that would really benefit the people "but not on anything which looks like a mere propaganda."

Meanwhile, the MP has supplied building materials worth about 40 million cedis purchased with her share of the District Assemblies' Common Fund to a number of communities to support them on their on-going projects.

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