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General News of Monday, 27 November 2000

Source: GNA

NDC used loans judiciously - Palmer

Tema, Nov. 27, GNA -- The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has utilised foreign loans judiciously for the benefit of all Ghanaians, Mr Eddie Palmer, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the party said at Tema on Saturday.

Addressing a mini-rally at community two in the Tema West constituency, he said the loans were spent on development projects nation-wide, like the construction of roads, educational institutions, hospitals and provision of good drinking water.

Mr Palmer, therefore, asked 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.

He said the electorate would not be deceived by such lies, adding that they would vote on the basis of the party's track record of achievements. ''You cannot vote for uncertainties when you know the certainty''.

Mr Palmer asked NDC supporters in the constituency to vote for the party's parliamentary candidate, Flight Lieutenant Miltiades Tackie (rtd) to enable the NDC regain the seat it lost to the NPP.

Nii Armah Ashietey, Tema Municipal Chief Executive said the thumb printed and photo ID cards only enhance the electoral process and urged the Electoral Commission to allow those whose names appear in the voters register but do not have the ID cards, to vote to avoid any possible confusion.

Nii Ashietey said it is clear that an eligible voter is one whose name appears in the voters' register prepared by the Electoral Commission.

Flt. Lt. Tackie promised to open avenues to create jobs opportunities for the unemployed youth.