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General News of Wednesday, 29 November 2000

Source: GNA

First Lady canvasses votes for NDC

The NDC train is on course it is only the driver that has been changed, the first lady,

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings told a rally organised by the Korle-Klotey Constituency branch of the NDC at Osu Ashanti on Monday.

Nana Konadu who is also President of the 31st December Women's Movement said there has been tremendous improvement in all sectors of the economy since the NDC assumed the reigns of government and with this track record, Ghanaians should vote massively for the NDC to continue with its good work.

She described as very disturbing, opposition claims that the NDC government was spending too much money on road construction and other development projects.

What they (the opposition) tend to forget is that without good roads, Hospitals, good schools, Universities and Polytechnics the nation can not develop and no one would like to invest in the country.

Nana Konadu said town roads and other development programmes in the country will come under focus in the coming years, because these programmes have all been outlined and will begin soon.

"That is why you have to vote for the NDC to enable us complete them. A vote for the opposition will be a reversal of all these noble plans we have for you."

She said loans that the NDC government contracted were spent on development projects nation-wide; the construction of roads, financing education and health and the provision of good drinking water.

Nana Konadu urged Ghanaians to ignore critics who say that NDC has contracted more loans than any other government in the country's history, but has done little with it.

The first lady also took time to educate the electorate on voting procedures and urged them to make sure that their ballot papers have the initials of the returning officer stamped on the back.