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Regional News of Monday, 26 January 2004

Source: GNA

Zero tolerance for corruption not limited to Ministers alone

Tepa (Ash), Jan. 26, GNA- Mr Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, Presiding Member of the Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly, has stated that the President's call for zero tolerance for corruption should not be limited to only Ministers of State and government officials but to all irrespective of their status.

He expressed regret that the President's call was being limited to only top government officials and other functionaries adding that it was a wrong interpretation of the declaration.

Mr Agyemang-Prempeh was speaking at the end of a three-day training workshop organised by the assembly for 29 Area and Town Councillors at Tepa at the weekend.

He pointed out that development could not take place in the district without revenue and called on the councillors to assist revenue collectors to discharge their duties diligently without compromising their positions.

The presiding member cautioned the councillors not to introduce partisan politics into the discharge of their duties as councillors if they are to make any meaningful impact in their areas of operation. 26 Jan 04