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06.12.2004 Regional News

Kan Dapaa inaugurates telephone facility at Nkoranza

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Nkoranza (B/A), Dec. 6, GNA - Mr Albert Kan Dapaa, Minister of Communications has called on Ghanaians to exhibit a high sense of discipline by comporting themselves during and after the December 7 elections.

Mr Dapaa was addressing the chiefs and people of Nkoranza during the inauguration of the Nkoranza telephone facility at Nkoranza on Tuesday.

He said there had been peace and stability in the country since NPP Government came to power, hence Ghanaians should not allow themselves to be divided by party politics as that could reverse the clock of national development.

The Minister said all about politics was to develop the nation and therefore, urged the people to assess the performances of past ruling Governments with the President Kufour's administration and revote NPP to power for a second term, for the continuation of Positive Change Chapter Two.

The youth of the various political parties should not allow themselves to be manipulated by politicians to cause problems during and after the general elections.

Mr Dapaah noted that the extension of telephone facility to Nkoranza was in fulfilment of the promise of President Kufour to the effect that his administration would ensure the extension of Information Technology to the district capitals to enhance the computer age and period in the country.

He praised the management of Ghana Telecommunication (GT) System for offering a number of assistance and support towards the Government's development programmes.

He also commended the Omanhene of Nkoranza, Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom IV, for releasing a plot of land for the installation of the equipments of the telephone project and hoped the people would do everything possible in terms of handling to ensure the long lifespan of the project.

Mr Kwame Amporfo-Twumasi, District Chief Executive (DCE) in a welcoming address appreciated the efforts of the Government in making the facility available in the district.

Okatakyie Agyeman-Kudom IV, who presided, advised the electorate of Nkoranza to guard against any negative attitudes and practices that could set a bad precedence for the area with regards to the up-coming general elections.

The Omanhene reminded Ghanaians about how political violence has destroyed and affected the socio-economic development of places such as Rwanda, Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone and La Cote d'Ivoire and cautioned the entire citizenry not to do anything to plunge the nation into chaos, just because of party politics.

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