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General News of Tuesday, 15 July 2003

Source: GNA

Give government peace - Minister to opposition

Yefri (B/A), July 15, GNA- Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey (RTD)), a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has called on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to let the government have the peace to improve the standard of living Ghanaians. Speaking at the inauguration of the Young Elephant Club at Yefri in the Nkoranza District of Brong Ahafo on Monday, he expressed concern about unfounded allegations members of the opposition parties made against the government.

''The opposition can wait till the end of the four-year tenure of office of the government and if Ghanaians are not satisfied with NPP's policies and programmes, they can use the ballot box to vote it out'', he said.

Capt Effah-Dartey advised NPP members to embark on house-to-house education campaigns to inform the people about government's policies and programmes to win more members for the party.

Mr Kwame Ampofo-Twumasi, the District Chief Executive, appealed to the people of Nkoranza to acknowledge development projects initiated in the area under the NPP government and vote for the party to retain power in the 2004 elections.

Mr Kwaku Duah, District Chairman of the Club, cautioned members against any rebellious attitude to chiefs and other people in authority and to remain disciplined. Nana Kwame Owusu, Nkosoohene of the area who presided, advised Ghanaians to support the government of the day to enable the leadership to work for the benefit of the people.