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27.10.2004 NPP News

Give NPP a second mandate for more dev't - JAK

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Bolgatanga (U/East), Oct. 27, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday called on Ghanaians to give the New Patriotic Party (NPP) another mandate to enable it to implement its development policies.

He said the Government had targeted to increase the per capita income from 400 dollars to 1,000 dollars in the next few years. He said it would also continue to encourage the growth of businesses and empower farmers to go into large-scale farming.

President Kufuor said this in Bolgatanga where he addressed the chiefs and people of the Municipality at a durbar organized in his honour to climax his three-day visit to the Region.

He said as a result of the good financial policies of the Government the countries debt had reduced from 6.7 billion dollars to 2.7 billion dollars within the last three-and half years.

President Kufuor in reaction to some requests made by the Bolga-Naba Martin Adongo Abilba III, Paramount Chief Bolgatanga Traditional Area, said the Government would provide infrastructure for decentralised government departments and also upgrade one senior secondary school to a model status as the Bolgatanga Secondary School was now in the Talensi-Nabdam District.

He advised farmers to form co-operatives and contribute to buy new tractors that were available at subsidized prices. Naba Abilba in a speech read for him by Naba Awuni Adongo, Chief of Yorgo, commended the government for improving the health, education and agricultural sectors in the area.

He called on the people to help maintain good sanitation in the area to justify the credit given it as being the cleanest municipality in the Ghana.

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