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General News Mon, 19 Nov 2001

"Be moderate in demands’" - Jake

The Minister of Information and Presidential Affairs, Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey has appealed to Ghanaians to be moderate in their demands for improved standards of living and contribute towards the success of the macroeconomic policies being pursued by the government.

He said the sound policies of the government over the past 10 months have resulted in the stabilisation of the major foreign currencies, and lower inflation rates among others. The minister said the success of the programmes is a clear indication that government policies are on track and called for patience.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey made the appeal at the 5th Speech and Prize Giving Day of Nifa Secondary School at Adukrom-Akuapem in the Eastern Region at the weekend.

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He reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that living standards of people improve through the even distribution of the “positive change will not come by a sudden flight but with the support of all and sundry”.

Narrowing his appeal down to teachers, the minister called on them to continue to show greater dedication and commitment to their work and help turn out the best human resources needed to rebuild the economy.

He said the government is aware that teachers just like workers, will not be satisfied with what they get but asked them to make do with what they are receiving now as steps are taken to improve the lot of all working people.

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