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Regional News of Monday, 4 October 2004

Source: GNA

NDC would wave utility bills for schools - Secretary

Accra, Oct. 4, GNA - The Ablekuma Central Constituency Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Theophilus Chaie, has said an NDC government would waive the payment of water and electricity bills for second cycle boarding institutions as a relief to parents. He said this at a forum to highlight the manifesto of the Party to the electorate at Abossey Okai.

Mr Chaie said the NDC would not pursue a policy of full cost recovery at the tertiary level and would also continue with the policy of free tuition.

The Constituency Chairman, Alhaji Adisa Mohammed, urged the security agencies to be fair to all parties when electoral malpractices were reported to avoid supporters taking the law into their own hands. He urged the youth not to destroy posters of other candidates and to be vigilant to prevent rigging during the elections. Mr Haruna Alidu of TEIN Cape Coast asked why President John Agyekum Kufuor had failed to ask Ghanaians to re-examine their living standards, adding; "our living condition is worse than before".

The Parliamentary Aspirant, Alhaji Basha Hasey, said he would define a clear agenda with the people so that they would identify the priorities of the constituency.