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21.08.2002 General News

Exercise Restraint - NPP MP

By GNA
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THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere, Mr B.D.K. Adu, has called on the people to continue to exercise restraint while the government restructures the economy to cushion them against their social problems. He said the problems bequeathed the Kufuor administration by the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are enormous and will take some time to address in order to meet the expectations of the people. Mr Adu said this when he addressed the chiefs and sub-chiefs of Twum Goaso in the Okere Constituency. According to the MP, the government has, since January, 2001, instituted several interventions directed at improving all sectors of the economy . “The Kufuor administration inherited an economy that had run riot ; we have since the last one-and-a-half years put in place a number of mechanisms aimed at injecting sanity into the battered economy,” he said. He reminded the gathering that the government is aware of their plight and is doing everything within its power to alleviate such suffering and improve their material conditions. The MP explained some of the interventions and said, “ The fruit of such interventions will manifest itself for all and sundry to benefit after the gestation period is over”. Mr Adu thanked the chiefs for their efforts to prevent the area from becoming a desert, stressing, “We the people of Okere will not sacrifice our environment for monetary consideration”. He urged the chiefs to form groups that will regularly monitor the remaining forests in the constituency to ward off loggers and chain-saw operators from degrading the environment. The MP also briefed them about deliberations during the last sitting of Parliament and added that several laws intended to move the economy forward were discussed and passed.

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