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General News Thu, 15 Nov 2001

NPP Gov’t under fire

....for contracting 6.5 trillion cedis loans in 10 months

Mr. Sallas Mensah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper West Akyem on Wednesday criticised the government for contracting loans to the tune of 6.5 trillion cedis within ten months in office.

The MP, who was speaking at the election of executives for the constituency branch of the NDC at Adeiso, said the previous government left behind a debt of 41 trillion cedis.

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He described the expenditure on refurbishing ministers' bungalows and the Castle as frivolous and said the government would be held responsible if it failed to fulfil the numerous promises it made to Ghanaians during its electioneering campaign.

He promised to ensure that development projects initiated by the previous government in his constituency were completed to facilitate economic activities.

Officers elected were: Mr. Abudu Sallam, Chairman, Mr George Aryee, Vice Chairman, Ms Doris Toabea, Treasurer, Mr Bruku Owusu, Organiser, Mr Collins Aryee, Secretary and Mr Lawrence Boateng, Propaganda Secretary.

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