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13.11.2004 Regional News

Keep Fit clubs cautioned against fomenting trouble

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Mankessim (C/R), Sept. 13, GNA - Ms Sophia Honner-Sam, Deputy Western Regional Minister, has cautioned supporters of political parties against organising "Keep Fit" exercises to incite trouble in their communities.

She said it was good to exercise the body regularly, but expressed regret that some persons were using such clubs formed on party lines to stir up confusion and advised such persons to stop the practice as the law enforcement agencies would not sit unconcerned for a few people to disturb the peace.

The Deputy Minister was addressing a rally organised by the Mfantseman West Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Mankessim at the weekend.

Ms Honner-Sam urged Ghanaian women to rally behind the Party, as it had demonstrated beyond any doubt that it had the welfare of women at heart, saying the creation of the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs was a great relief to women.

Mr Alan Kyeremateng, Minister of Trade Industry and President's Special Initiatives (PSI) advised the unemployed to take advantage of the numerous interventions introduced by the Government for poverty reduction.

He said the Government would release funds for income-generating activities but not for individual pockets.

Mr Kyeremateng announced that the Ministry had released six billion cedis to salt winners at Gomoa Nyanyano to expand their businesses. Capt. Nkrabea Effah Dartey, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, enumerated a number of measures the Government had adopted to streamline tax collection and said for the first time in the country's history 75 per cent of the budget presented this year was financed though internally generated sources.

Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng, a Deputy Minister of Information and the Party's Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency denounced the ethnicity that was creeping into the country's politics, warning that it did not augur well for national cohesion.

Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, Mfantseman District Chief Executive, announced plans to give the Mankessim Market a face-lift. Mr Kwesi Biney, Ahanta-West District Chief Executive, advised members of the opposition parties to crosscheck their information on Government activities before airing them.

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