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30.05.2006 General News

Debts cancellation to bolster development - Nduom

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Elmina, May 30, GNA - The Minister for Public Sector Reform, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom on Tuesday reiterated that the debt forgiveness won by President John Agyekum Kufuor for Ghana, meant new opportunities for more development projects, and has appealed to all Ghanaians to take advantage of the situation and create more jobs for the youth.

He gave the assurance that although the stability of the nation's economy was "being threatened" by recent fuel price hikes, government was doing well to sustain its program to accelerate growth.

Dr Nduom, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) constituency, was addressing the first ordinary session of the KEEA district assembly at Elmina.

The District Chief Executive, Mr George Frank Asmah said the assembly had acquired two computers and accessories for processing data and ID cards, to complement government's efforts towards the successful implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

He said members of the assembly were also helping to intensify awareness about the scheme and expressed concern that only 500 of the 42,195 people registered had fully paid their premium. He reiterated the call on Ghanaians to register for the scheme to enable them access affordable health care.