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General News | Jul 3, 2004

NPP Has Fulfilled Promises -Dep Minister

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The government of the New Patriotic Party has, within three years, accomplished a feat that is unrivalled in the history of Ghana, Dr Charles Brempong Yeboah, Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, has declared.

Dr Brempong Yeboah, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa, in the Eastern Region made this declaration of accomplishment at a grand durbar at Akyem Akakom to outdoor the newly enstooled queen, Nana Aboagyewa Damena l.

He said that faced in 2001 with the challenging task of rescuing Ghana from the depression of its people and disaster into which it was heading, the Kufuor administration has within the relatively short period of three years, not only put brakes on the downward slide, but has also managed to lay a strong foundation for the economic structure that Ghana needs to progress into a middle income nation status.

Dr Brempong Yeboah referred to the macro economic situation, which, he said, was concrete proof of the government's sound managerial abilities and its competence in national administration.He urged the electorate not to be deceived by glib talking politicians who made a mess of bigger opportunities provided them, but to look at the achievements of the government so far and return it to power with a resounding victory this year.

The East Akyem DCE, Mr Victor Asihene, urged the people to keep faith with the Kufuor administration, which he said, has so far demonstrated its concern for the rural poor, by renewing its mandate. He referred to the number of development projects that have sprung up in the rural areas and said that the government had not discriminated against any community in the sharing of the national cake.

He praised President Kufuor for his decision to access the HIPC initiative, saying that the numerous projects arising from the decision were a vindication of the wisdom that went into it. Mr Asihene also referred to the mass cocoa spraying exercise and its benefits to the cocoa farming community, and urged farmers in the country to actively support and massively vote for the NPP government to enable it to continue with its sound policies and programmes.

Nana Aboagyewa Damena, known in private life as Ms Emelia Ofori Atta, promised to use her connections in the United States, as well as her resources, to improve the lot of the people of Akyem Akakom.

She urged the electorate to closely examine their lifestyles and weigh the politics and performances of political parties which have either had the opportunity of serving as government or being in opposition, so as to make sound decisions as to whom to vote for in the December election

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